The commercial backing of the South African province Gauteng has moved from Renault to BMW-Sauber ahead of the 2009 season.

The commercial backing of the South African province Gauteng has moved from Renault to BMW-Sauber ahead of the 2009 season.

It was announced on Tuesday that the GO-GP.ORG logo will feature on the front wing endplates and nose of the 2009 car, as well as the drivers' helmets and overalls, at the start of what team boss Mario Theissen described as a "long-term" deal.

"We will be working closely with BMW and our other motor sport partners to restore the prominence of South Africa in formula one and our local motor sport industry," Gauteng's Mandla Nkomfe said.

The logos were not visible when BMW-Sauber concluded its 2009 pre-season test programme with the F1.09 at Barcelona last week.

 

Be part of something big