Autosport International Karting Challenge
Some time ago, Peter Sauber announced that he did not wish to be on the pit wall when he turned 70.
Sauber makes Kaltenborn first female F1 team boss
The company founder is proving true to his word: in two days’ time – on 13th October – he will turn 69 and is now stepping back from the day-to-day running of the team. Monisha Kaltenborn (41), CEO of Sauber Motorsport AG and responsible for business operations at Hinwil since early 2010, will additionally take over the role of Team Principal at trackside with immediate effect.
Niki Lauda has confirmed that Michael Schumacher turned to Sauber and even Ferrari once he knew he would lose his Mercedes seat.
Austrian legend Lauda, who has joined Mercedes as non-executive chairman, insists seven time world champion Schumacher lost his seat only because his decision-making period about the future beyond 2012 was so prolonged.
“It was fantastic to see the people in my home country happy” – Kamui Kobayashi
There was hardly anyone in the Formula One paddock in Suzuka who could resist smiling at the sight of an elated Kamui Kobayashi after his third place finish in front of a home crowd at the Japanese Grand Prix. A day later, the Sauber F1 Team driver talks about the first podium in his Formula One career.
Even on his dominant cruise to Suzuka victory, Sebastian Vettel managed to irk his Red Bull bosses.
Late in the Japanese grand prix, with the race in the bag, the German sped up for no other reason than to beat and better his fastest race lap — a habit when he senses he can safeguard the ‘triple’ along with pole and victory.
“I did try to get hold of Ron, but I did not manage to speak to him” – Hamilton
Although the uncertainty about his future is now over, Lewis Hamilton admits it could be awkward when he walks into his garage at Suzuka this weekend. The Japanese grand prix will be the first race in the Briton’s six-year career at which other McLaren team members know for sure that Hamilton is departing.
A good weekend of weather awaits in Japan this weekend, mere days after the country was ravaged by Typhoon Jelawat.
The gale-force winds, strong enough to overturn cars and injure hundreds of people, have eased early this week. The German-language Speed Week said the forecast for Suzuka this weekend is for sunshine and harmless clouds, with temperatures between 20 and 24 C.
Luca di Montezemolo has hinted Felipe Massa has done enough to stay at Ferrari in 2013.
Reports on Thursday quoted the Ferrari president as saying it will take “a few more days” until the identity of Fernando Alonso’s next teammate is decided. Other reports have said Brazilian Massa will secure an eighth consecutive season with the famous Maranello based team, with an announcement possibly imminent.
Switch to our mobile site