Motor racing-Villeneuve welcomes BMW purchase of Sauber

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LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Canadian Jacques Villeneuve welcomed BMW's takeover of his Sauber Formula One team on Wednesday. "It's a bit of a nice surprise," he said. "I think this news is very good for the team and I am very pleased that the deal could be concluded. "It will trigger an almost certain budget increase for the entire operation and will allow the engineers and the drivers to develop the car further," he said. Villeneuve, 1997 champion with Williams, said the team would ...

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