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Klien speaks out... again!

How many of you saw the articles about Christian Klien commenting on the look of the new BMW?

If you didn't see it, here is a quick comment from (because it's the exact excerpt I was just sent by someone else to check they had the right article): caught up with BMW's driver Robert Kubica and the team's test driver Christian Klien. The duo is testing for the team in Spain and both agreed that the new specs are interesting to see. "It's sexy isn't it," Klien joked when asked about his opinion of car new car.

I find this really rather amusing. However, do you want to know what really happened?

Taken from his website:
Do you really find the new car design as ugly as was reported?
So many people have asked this question. I was quoted as saying that the BMW Sauber was the ugliest car in history. What had happened? I had been sitting down with some international journalists in Barcelona and was asked about the new look of F1. I was not beating around the bush and literally said: 'It is not the nicest car I have ever seen'. Somebody translated this into freestyle-German and made a massive headline out of it. And soon everyone started copying from one another. Funny how you can make headlines with something you never said. But on the other hand, I feel flattered that there is so much interest in my expertise that even the few quality websites out there pick up on it.

Oh, and just because I'm also feeling kind, this was the next question from the interview:
How 'pretty' in your view must a car be then?
I think there is no need to explain to an expert that a race car need not be pretty to start with. When it is fast and does not break down, it is completely unimportant how it looks. Every F1 driver will love it. Beauty and elegance is something for road cars. In racing, all that matters is speed.
Tags: 2009, bmw, christian, f1

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