MAY 6, 2005

A mess for BMW

BMW has revealed a major problem for the Spanish Grand Prix and as a result the engines in both Nick Heidfeld's and Mark Webber's cars will need to have engine changes because of problems with a faulty exhaust valve. Two engines of a new specification are being assembled today in Munich and will be flown to Barcelona in time for practice tomorrow morning.

As a result of this Heidfeld will run on Friday and will get a drop of 10 places on the grid as a result. Mark Webber will not run on Friday and will only start work on Saturday morning. This will mean he avoids a drop of 10 places on the grid but may have a car that is not as well set-up as it could be.

Not a promising start to the weekend.