Tag Archive: Hinwil

Aug 20

Sauber points at Ferrari amid 2014 crisis

Sauber has singled out its ‘power unit’ as a major cause of its struggles in 2014.

2014-06-07_1016 The Swiss outfit and Caterham are the only teams yet to score a single point this year. Chief engineer Giampaolo Dall’Ara on Wednesday acknowleged to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that the C33 is not the best car Hinwil has ever produced. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Sirotkin says de Silvestro role ‘a marketing ploy’

Sergey Sirotkin has denied his future at Sauber is being overshadowed by the Swiss female driver Simona de Silvestro.

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 05 Funded by her wealthy backers, de Silvestro – who also ran at Fiorano in April – returned to track action this week in a 2012 Sauber at the Valencia circuit, Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo reports. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Alesi tells Sauber to ignore Jordan’s quit call

Former F1 driver Jean Alesi has urged Peter Sauber to ignore Eddie Jordan’s advice.

2014-02-28 - Sauber F1 Team Earlier, after the struggling Swiss team dropped behind backmarker Marussia in the 2014 constructors’ standings, Jordan said 70-year-old Sauber should acknowledge reality and join him in retirement by selling up. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Pointless season ‘embarrassing’ for Sauber – report

“Maybe then the next discussion should be about the drivers”

2014-02-20_0005 - Sauber F1 Team - Bahrain - Esteban Gutierrez Sauber on Sunday plumbed the depths of its “embarrassing situation”, according to veteran Swiss correspondent Roger Benoit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Wealthy backer behind Sauber and de Silvestro

Simone de Silvestro’s debut F1 test for Sauber was funded by a wealthy industrialist.

Simona de Silvestro - photo © Sauber Motorsport AG At the weekend, the Swiss team headed to engine supplier ‘s private test circuit, Fiorano, to give the “affiliated driver” her first F1 experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Simone de Silvestro rates her chances of joining the grand prix grid in 2015 with Sauber as “good”

De Silvestro’s F1 race chance ’1 per cent’ – report

2014-03-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Hinwil - Simo De Silvestro (2) Last month, the Swiss team signed up the 25-year-old Indycar driver, nominating her as “an affiliated driver” of the Hinwil based outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Sauber never considered quitting, team sale

The Hinwil based team ‘launched’ its 2014 car, the C33

2014-01-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C33-Ferrari 01Boss Monisha Kaltenborn dismissed two pressing questions about Sauber’s health and future in the simplest possible way. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Sirotkin still Sauber test driver

Sergey Sirotkin still has a place at Sauber.

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 01 Earlier this week, reports emerged that questioned the Russian teen’s test seat with the Swiss team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Sutil has seat fitting in 2014 Sauber

“Look who we found getting comfortable in his seat”

07 - Sauber F1 TeamAfter spending his entire career to date with Force India, Adrian Sutil on Wednesday began his next F1 chapter. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Potential buyers visit Sauber’s Hinwil HQ – report

Sauber is still scrambling to secure its future, according to the latest reports.

2013-11-17 - Sauber F1 Team - 01 The Swiss team has now announced that Adrian Sutil is replacing the Force India-bound Nico Hulkenberg in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Gutierrez says Sauber ‘priority’ in 2014 talks

“I think there are good opportunities for me to continue in formula one”

Esteban Gutiérrez - photo Getty Images Esteban Gutierrez says his “priority” is to stay at Sauber in 2014, even though the Mexican does not appear first in line for a seat with the Swiss team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

2014 Sauber passes FIA crash tests

The 2014 car is therefore “officially homologated”

06 - Sauber F1 TeamSauber has hit back at speculation about its future by revealing it is well on track to debuting an all-new 2014 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Lead Sauber engineer flees to Force India

Amid rumours of possible mergers

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 03Nico Hulkenberg is expected to flee to Force India, and Sauber is now also losing its chief engineer to the Silverstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Maldonado triggers final ‘silly season’ dominoes

The final pieces of the 2014 grid are now set to fall into place.

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 03With the possible – albeit unlikely – exception of Caterham and Marussia, the only team with full driver stability heading into next season will be Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Maldonado visits Sauber’s Hinwil base – report

Pastor Maldonado has leapt into contention for a Sauber seat in 2014.

2013-06-06_0061Blick newspaper’s veteran F1 correspondent Roger Benoit reports that the Venezuelan, whose lucrative backer PDVSA has already exited its deal at Williams, “was at Hinwil” this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Nico Hulkenberg is spending Thursday in his hotel room rather than at the Yas Marina circuit

Hulkenberg unwell in Abu Dhabi

Nico Hulkenberg - photo © DPPI - François Flamand German reports by SID news agency and Auto Motor und Sport say the Sauber driver is unwell, apparently with an upset stomach picked up last week in India. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Petrov could oust Sirotkin at Sauber – report

Vitaly Petrov has emerged as a shock contender to return to F1 with Sauber in 2014.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Vitaly Petrov 02Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said the Russian, who has raced in F1 for Renault and Caterham, is knocking at the Swiss team’s headquarters with a EUR 30 million sponsor. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Hot rumour – Hulkenberg’s future now secure

Hulkenberg gave nothing away

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 01 The hot rumour at Suzuka after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix is that Nico Hulkenberg’s future is now secure. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Toro Rosso drivers better than Sauber’s – Tost

“For driving skills, we are better positioned with Ricciardo and Vergne”

2013-05-23 - Toro Rosso - Monaco - Jean-Eric Vergne (7)It is not getting widespread attention, but a big battle is brewing between Sauber and Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Rubens Barrichello has emerged as a shock contender to drive for Sauber in 2014

Barrichello in frame for 2014 Sauber seat – report

Rubens Barrichello Medley portraitWith Nico Hulkenberg expected to move either to Lotus or McLaren next year, Hinwil based Sauber has already said Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin is set to make his debut in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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