Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen.
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Giedo van der Garde looks set to step up to a Sauber race seat for 2015.
The Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad, and the specialist Dutch source Formule 1, are citing ‘sources’ close to the Swiss team and van der Garde that report that negotiations between the Sauber reserve driver and team management have been successful.
Sauber has singled out its ‘power unit’ as a major cause of its struggles in 2014.
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.
Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez has revealed his management is in talks with “other teams” about 2015.
With the prominent backing of Telmex, the 23-year-old has driven for the struggling Swiss team since last year. When asked about 2015, he told local media whilst in his native Mexico at the weekend: “We are in negotiations with Sauber and we have opened discussions with other teams.
F1 team bosses are heading for a clash with Bernie Ecclestone over the shape of the next grand prix calendars.
It has emerged that Mexico is joining the schedule next year, and Azerbaijan and possibly New Jersey in 2016. That would blow the number of races out from 19 – comfortably under the Concorde Agreement limit of 20 – to a potential 22.
Jo Ramirez, McLaren’s former long-time team manager, has slammed fellow Mexican Sergio Perez.
McLaren ousted Perez, 24, after a single season at the end of last year in favour of Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen. “As a driver Sergio was actually not bad (at McLaren),” Ramirez, a former advisor to Perez, told motorline.cc. “I think he was also getting better.
Heads are being scratched in the F1 paddock, the day after the struggling Caterham team changed hands.
Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes’ 100 per cent sale of the team was confirmed late on Wednesday, a media statement saying Caterham is now owned by “a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors”.
Sergey Sirotkin has denied his future at Sauber is being overshadowed by the Swiss female driver Simona de Silvestro.