BMW announce new engine manager

Heinz Paschen becomes General Manager of BMW's F1 engine development Heinz Paschen, leading designer of the successful BMW Formula One engines, becomes the new General Manager of BMW's F1 engine development in Munich from the end of the 2002 ...

Heinz Paschen becomes General Manager of BMW's F1 engine development

Heinz Paschen, leading designer of the successful BMW Formula One engines, becomes the new General Manager of BMW's F1 engine development in Munich from the end of the 2002 season onwards.

49 year old Paschen entered the BMW F1 project on the 1st of January in the year 2000 as manager of design and calculation. Before this the Swabian has been working for Toyota as the designer of the engine with which Juan Pablo Montoya, one of the current drivers of the BMW WilliamsF1 Team, raced to victories in the US CART series during the 2000 season.

Heinz Paschen, who rode motorcycle races for a couple of years by himself, will become the successor of Dr Werner Laurenz. The employment of Dr Laurenz, the former head of the BMW F1 engine development, ends.

BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen explains: "Werner Laurenz did a great job in helping to establish the BMW F1 department and now he looks for new challenges. Heinz Paschen has been exclusively involved in design and calculation of the V10 engine and is now happy to take over the responsibility of the entire engine development. The fact that we are able to replace Heinz Paschen's position through internal promotion of personnel underlines the strength and stability that the team has reached."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams