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2004-12-23 10:29

The Munich marque vehemently opposed the FIA's imposition of a smaller engine for 2006, but last week - with Honda - pulled out of a three-way (also involving Mercedes-Benz) threat of arbitration.

Theissen, the motor sport director, said in an interview that the change in engine concept has caused 'high pressure' and a cost increase at BMW.

He revealed: "The development programme had to be condensed, (but) we will successfully solve this task."

Mario, meanwhile, supports the new-for-2005 rule mandating one engine to last for two grands prix. The German said the 'peak' regarding the cost of being a F1 engine maker 'is in the past.' -GMM

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