Tag Archive: Sonntagsblick

Mar 11

Experts say Schumacher recovery now unlikely

Two experts have warned that the old Michael Schumacher is probably now gone

2012-11-18_0006 Britain’s respected Telegraph newspaper recently cited sources in reporting that the F1 legend’s family has been told by the medical team at Grenoble that, ten weeks into his coma, “only a miracle” will save him now. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Third candidate could enter FIA race – Ecclestone

The race to become the next FIA president is hotting up.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2David Ward, a former colleague of ex-president Max Mosley, has already announced he intends to take on incumbent Jean Todt in the December election. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Unpaid Ferrari could switch off Sauber engines – report

Peter Sauber told the Swiss newspaper Sonntagsblick: “That’s nonsense.”

2013-06-09_0998Embattled Sauber could have its engine power switched off permanently on the day after the forthcoming Hungarian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Hulkenberg tipped to win Melbourne opener

“I think Nico Hulkenberg will win the first race in Melbourne”

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 012013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 04Hans-Joachim Stuck, the motor racing boss for the German federation as well as Volkswagen, has picked a curious favourite for this weekend’s 2013 season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Red Bull to deliver ‘nasty surprise’ – Sauber

Peter Sauber does not believe Red Bull will struggle to defend its world championships in 2013.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (10)2012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Peter Sauber 01Based on winter testing, some believe the Austrian squad could be outpaced in Melbourne this weekend by Mercedes, Ferrari and Lotus, with McLaren also not far adrift. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Buemi to sign new Red Bull deal – report

Sebastien Buemi will remain Red Bull’s official third and reserve driver in 2013, the Swiss newspaper Sonntagsblick reports.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastien Buemi2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Sebastien Buemi (3)It had already emerged that the former Toro Rosso racer, who served as Red Bull’s reserve in 2012, is now definitely out of the running for this year’s second Force India seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Sauber looks ahead to first test of 2013

Just a week after the longest-ever F1 season ended, Peter Sauber is already looking ahead to the first official action of 2013.

07 - Sauber F1 Team2012-09-17 - Sauber F1 Team - Oerlikon - solar car port in Hinwil 5The Swiss team’s founder revealed in his column for the Sonntagsblick newspaper that Sauber’s 2013 car – the Ferrari-powered C32 – will be tested for the first time at Jerez on February 5. “I’m very confident,” Sauber wrote.  “Because the technical rules are not changing much, we can build on the C31.  We are currently on schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

F1 should be ‘careful’ amid topsy-turvy 2012

F1 should be careful not to race away from its image as the ultimate form of motor racing.

Flagworld - F12012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 0101“We know formula one as the sprint racing in which man and machine is constantly pushed to the limit,” McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Apr 10

Still some ‘gentlemen’ in F1 – Sauber

There are still some “gentlemen” in F1, team boss and owner Peter Sauber insists.

2012-02-07 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari - Jerez - Peter Sauber 032012-03-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 05Amid the recent F-duct debate, it was suggested that Mercedes’ Ross Brawn had broken a teams’ ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ that the technology should not be pursued. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Sauber flattered as Red Bull copies 2012 exhaust

“For our engineers, it was an extra confirmation that they have chosen the right development direction.” – Sauber

2012-02-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Kamui Kobayashi 012012-02-07 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari - Jerez - Peter Sauber 03Peter Sauber has admitted his Swiss team is flattered after Red Bull apparently copied the C31′s exhaust layout ahead of the 2012 season. Red Bull ran at the initial Jerez and Barcelona tests – and then the two opening days of the final Barcelona test – with its own solution in the wake of the FIA’s blown exhaust clampdown. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Press tips ‘small advantage’ for Red Bull

Most leading specialist publications see Red Bull as the continuing pacesetter in formula one.

2012-02-23 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 012012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Mark WebberIn their recent analysis, outlets including Auto Motor und Sport (Germany), La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy) and Autosport (Britain) believe world champion Sebastian Vettel again resides the best car ahead of the 2012 season. “They still have an advantage, but it’s smaller,” agreed Jenson Button, according to Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo.

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Jan 29

New Sauber also has ugly nose ‘bump’

Sauber’s 2012 car has an ugly bump on its nose, boss Peter Sauber has hinted.

2011-11-27 - Sauber F1 Team - India2011-07-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Peter Sauber 01Before the launch of the unseemly Caterham, Ferrari officials admitted their own Maranello built car is also “ugly” due to new regulations. For this year, the FIA is requiring the pointed nose of the cars to be lower, while the actual monocoque height stays the same.

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Oct 30

Battle for millions is further down India grid

The junior Red Bull team has been streaking forwards with its blown diffuser

2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Jaime Alguersuari (1)2011-10-29 - Sauber F1 Team - India - Kamui Kobayashi 01With the championship victors now decided, one of the remaining points of interest in 2011 is the multi million dollar battle among F1′s non-top four teams.

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Sep 12

Swiss Leimer could be F1′s next rookie

Fabio Leimer could be a formula one race rookie in 2012.

GP2 - Spain - Rapax - Fabio LeimerGP2 - Monza - Fabio Leimer (Rapax), Christian Vietoris (Racing Engineering), Jules Bianchi (Lotus ART)The Sonntagsblick newspaper reports that the 22-year-old Swiss’ career is backed by Rainer Gantenbein, who says he has spent more than $17 million already. Leimer is currently ranked 14th in the GP2 championship.

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Sep 11

Sauber ‘paying for’ exhaust ban saga – boss

Sauber is paying the price for its decision to scrap development of the blown exhaust system in 2011.

2011-08-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Belgium - Kamui Kobayashi 032011-07-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Peter Sauber 01That is the claim of team owner and boss Peter Sauber, recalling a few months ago when the FIA decided to immediately ban the technology. “Our system doesn’t work properly,” he told the Sonntagsblick newspaper.  “When they tried to ban it all in Barcelona, we decided to stop with all the expensive development.”

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Jul 18

Sauber happy with team and driver lineup

Peter Sauber has revealed he is happy with the performance of his Swiss formula one team so far in 2011.

2011-07-09 - Sauber F1 Team - Britain - Kamui Kobayashi - Sergio Perez  012011-06-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Spain - Sergio Perez - Kamui Kobayashi 01After a difficult season in 2010 following BMW’s withdrawal, Sauber is currently sixth in the constructors’ championship behind Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault.

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Jun 12

De la Rosa told of Sauber possibility before Canada

The report said Sauber did not want rookie Gutierrez

2011-06-10_04172011-06-11_0155Pedro de la Rosa knew before travelling to Canada that there was a chance he could be racing the Sauber this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Sauber ‘very optimistic’ Perez to race in Canada

Peter Sauber on Sunday said he is “very optimistic” Sergio Perez will be in action this weekend in Canada.

2011-05-07 - Sauber F1 Team - Turkey - Peter Sauber 032011-04-16 - Sauber F1 Team - China - Sergio Perez 02The Mexican rookie spent two nights in a Monaco hospital with concussion and a bruised thigh after his high speed qualifying crash. He must be cleared by FIA doctors before getting the green light to race this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Homeless Kobayashi pledges loyalty to Sauber

Kamui Kobayashi is currently homeless, the Japanese driver has admitted.

2011-05-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Monaco - Kamui Kobayashi 002011-05-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Monaco - Kamui Kobayashi 01He told the Swiss Sonntagsblick newspaper that he recently moved out of his Paris apartment. Asked by reporter Roger Benoit if he will soon call Switzerland home, the 24-year-old Sauber driver answered: “That would be nice.  But I’m still thinking about where to live.” Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Sauber ‘best place in F1′ for rookies

Sauber’s 2011 pairing shows that the Swiss team is the best place for formula one rookies.

2011-04-16 - Sauber F1 Team - China - Peter Sauber 012011-04-16 - Sauber F1 Team - China - Kamui Kobayashi 03That is the claim of team boss and owner Peter Sauber, who wrote in his latest column for Sonntagsblick that he is “absolutely” happy with drivers Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi. Read the rest of this entry »

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