There have been no significant developments over the future of the BMW Sauber team since last week's European Grand Prix, according to team principal Mario Theissen. However, he is hoping that a buyout will be completed as soon as possible, with a number of offers being evaluated.
"There's no more that I can tell you," he said when asked by AUTOSPORT whether there had been any developments. "We are one week advanced in the process, but it is still the same process. "We are evaluating our offers and we are not as far as to have a decision or a clear direction. There's nothing that I can announce."
Theissen added that the FIA had accepted that the team is one of the contenders for the 13th slot on the grid in 2010 after opening up the place to applications earlier this month.
"We have got information that we are contender, which is not an agreement or binding. We just got a positive comment. They didn't say that we are preferred, but we are in the running. I don't know about the deadline -- I don't even know how many other teams there are in the running."
He added that BMW is currently concentrating on its attempts to find new owners for the team, rather than evaluating a move into other motorsport categories.
BMW has been linked with a return to the DTM if the mooted new rules package is introduced in 2011 after Theissen ruled out joining the German-based V8 touring car series under the current regulations. Drivers for the F1 team next year, he said, are also not a priority.
"We are focusing on what happens to the F1 team next year, then we will sort out the other issues," said Theissen. "From my perspective, I'm mostly focusing on the team. Of course, the drivers are evaluating their own options. But if there is a chance to get together, then fine.