“I think Nico Hulkenberg will win the first race in Melbourne”
“I think Nico Hulkenberg will win the first race in Melbourne”
Hans-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 »
Peter Sauber does not believe Red Bull will struggle to defend its world championships in 2013.
Based 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 »
Sebastien Buemi will remain Red Bull’s official third and reserve driver in 2013, the Swiss newspaper Sonntagsblick reports.
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 »
Just a week after the longest-ever F1 season ended, Peter Sauber is already looking ahead to the first official action of 2013.
The 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 »
F1 should be careful not to race away from its image as the ultimate form of motor racing.
There are still some “gentlemen” in F1, team boss and owner Peter Sauber insists.
Amid 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 »
“For our engineers, it was an extra confirmation that they have chosen the right development direction.” – Sauber
Peter 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 »
Most leading specialist publications see Red Bull as the continuing pacesetter in formula one.
In 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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Sauber’s 2012 car has an ugly bump on its nose, boss Peter Sauber has hinted.
Before 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.
The junior Red Bull team has been streaking forwards with its blown diffuser
Fabio Leimer could be a formula one race rookie in 2012.
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.
Sauber is paying the price for its decision to scrap development of the blown exhaust system in 2011.
That 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.”
Peter Sauber has revealed he is happy with the performance of his Swiss formula one team so far in 2011.
The report said Sauber did not want rookie Gutierrez
Pedro 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 »
Peter Sauber on Sunday said he is “very optimistic” Sergio Perez will be in action this weekend in Canada.
The 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 »
Kamui Kobayashi is currently homeless, the Japanese driver has admitted.
He 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 »
Sauber’s 2011 pairing shows that the Swiss team is the best place for formula one rookies.
That 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 »
“All I want to do at the moment is get 100 per cent with the car and the tyres”
Jaime Alguersuari has played down suggestions he and Toro Rosso teammate Sebastien Buemi are locked in a battle to replace the struggling Mark Webber at Red Bull. “No, nothing like that,” the Spaniard is quoted by AS newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »
For most of Sauber’s 280 staff, the bonus per point is reportedly $90.
Sauber team members were paid their contractual monetary bonuses despite the double-disqualification in Melbourne two weeks ago. Both Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez were thrown out of the points after the season opener when the curvature of their rear wing top elements were found to breach the rules by 4mm. Read the rest of this entry »
“The poor guy; he didn’t deserve this” – Alesi
Fellow winner of one grand prix, Jean Alesi, has revealed his great sympathy for the plight of the badly injured Robert Kubica. It is believed Frenchman Alesi, a representative of Renault sponsor Group Lotus, was scheduled recently to conduct a bedside interview with Kubica for Italian television RAI. Read the rest of this entry »
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