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BMW Motorsport mourns the loss of Charly Lamm

Charly Lamm (GER) Team principal BMW Team Schnitzer

Charly Lamm (GER) Team principal BMW Team Schnitzer


Munich, 25 January, 2019

BMW Motorsport mourns the loss of Charly Lamm. The long-standing team principal of BMW Team Schnitzer passed away on 24th January 2019 unexpectedly after
a very short and grave illness at 63 years of age.


BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt:

“Totally unexpectedly we received the news from the Lamm family that Charly Lamm died on Thursday. Our sincere condolences go to the Lamm family and the Schnitzer family. It is incredibly difficult to accept that Charly is no longer with us. He had a significant impact on racing at BMW for decades, celebrated major successes with his team, and wowed fans around the world with his unique passion for racing. Losing him so suddenly is a shock and a tragedy – particularly because Charly was just about to start a brand new chapter of his life. We mourn the loss of a character who was both valued and loved internationally, who will always be closely linked with BMW Motorsport. Thank you for everything Charly. We will miss you forever.” 

At both the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) and the ABB FIA Formula E Championship race in Santiago (CHL), the BMW teams will compete in memory of Charly Lamm.