Tag Archive: Peter Sauber

Sep 29

Three teams in battle for 2015 survival

The fate of three formula one teams continues to hang in the balance.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams The health of the sport’s most financially struggling outfits has been under an intense spotlight since it emerged the richest teams might be asked to plug gaps on the 2015 grid by running three-car operations. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Billionaire now looking to buy Marussia – report

Lawrence Stroll may now have moved his attention from Sauber to Marussia.

2011-06-08_0017 In the paddock at Monza recently, it was strongly rumoured that the Canadian fashion industry billionaire and racing enthusiast was in detailed negotiations to buy financially embattled Sauber. 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 27

Jordan tells friend Sauber to sell F1 team

Eddie Jordan has urged Peter Sauber to follow him into F1 retirement.

2013-06-06_0170 Actually, having sold his Silverstone based team back in 2005 that today is called Force India, Irishman Jordan is now an outspoken expert pundit for British television. 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 »

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 04

Peter Sauber to return to paddock in 2014

“He’s alright” – Kaltenborn

2012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Peter Sauber 01Peter Sauber should return to the F1 paddock next year, following some minor health problems in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Kaltenborn confirms meeting with Petrov

Monisha Kaltenborn has admitted she recently met with Vitaly Petrov.

2013-06-09_0348It emerged on Thursday that Russian Petrov, reportedly with EUR 30 million in Gazprom sponsorship in his pocket, could return to F1 next year in the place of Sauber’s intended 2014 race driver Sergey Sirotkin. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Kaltenborn could exit as Russians arrive – report

Monisha Kaltenborn could be the big loser of Sauber’s Russian rescue deal.

2013-06-09_0348Sonntagszeitung newspaper reports that the ailing Swiss team’s new partners, all linked to the Russian Federation, are planning to inject a staggering $500 million into Hinwil. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Kaltenborn could exit as Russians arrive

Monisha Kaltenborn could be the big loser of Sauber’s Russian rescue deal

2013-06-09_0348Sonntagszeitung newspaper reports that the ailing Swiss team’s new partners, all linked to the Russian Federation, are planning to inject a staggering $500 million into Hinwil. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

‘Stupid’ to turn down F1 due to young age – Sirotkin

“Yes, tests with the car that is allowed by the rules of formula one.”

Auto GP - Sirotkin_SospiriSergey Sirotkin, Sauber’s next race driver, insists he must jump at the chance to enter formula one next year, despite his young age. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Russian deal helps embattled Sauber eye ‘long-term’ future

Sergey Sirotkin will be prepared “as a racing driver for the team in 2014″

2013-03-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysia - Monisha Kalterborn 01Amid reports the Swiss team is on the brink of collapse, Sauber on Monday announced a Russian tie-up. 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 »

Jul 13

Negative media coverage ‘extremely hurtful’ – Sauber

“The solidarity we feel is enormous” – Sauber

2012-06-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Canada - Peter Sauber 2Peter Sauber has admitted the recent media coverage of his formula one team’s financial crisis is “extremely” hurtful. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Unpaid suppliers file claims against ailing Sauber

The depths of Sauber’s financial problems are now beginning to emerge.

2013-06-08_0117The Swiss business newspaper Handeslzeitung reports that dozens of unpaid suppliers to the struggling Hinwil based team have filed claims, totalling almost EUR 1 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Sauber admits suppliers not being paid

“It is very difficult at the moment” – Peter Sauber

2013-06-09_0998Peter Sauber has denied reports employees of his struggling Swiss team are going without pay. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Rumours swirl around struggling Sauber’s future

“Sauber is the most important high-tech company in Switzerland.”

2013-06-09_1130Having confirmed its financial problems, the rumours about the future of the Swiss team Sauber are now doing the rounds in the Nurburgring paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Wolff denies Mercedes to sacrifice Brawn

“It was my decision to do the test, that’s a fact” – Brawn

2013-06-08_0128Toto Wolff has played down rumours Ross Brawn is shaping up as the sacrificial lamb in the Mercedes ‘testgate’ scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Sauber slams ‘unsportsmanlike’ Bottas

“He (Bottas) stole a point from us.” – Peter Sauber

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 00Valtteri Bottas has been accused of “unsportsmanlike” behaviour in the dying moments of the Monaco grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Rival teams not asked about ‘secret’ Mercedes test

“We feel cheated”

2013-05-25 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 04The furore over Mercedes’ secret Pirelli test looks set to deepen, as rival teams claim they were not informed by F1’s tyre supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Sauber quiet after sponsor meetings in Moscow

“We had an important meeting”

2013-02-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C32 frontSauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn was tight-lipped when asked about her visit to Moscow just prior to this weekend’s Monaco grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Sauber bosses missing in Monaco – report

“They are somewhere in eastern Europe”

2012-10-17 - Sauber F1 Team - Monisha Kaltenborn 02Both of Sauber’s main team figures were missing in action on Thursday as Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Gutierrez practiced in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Sauber not considering Gutierrez axe

Mexican Gutierrez is struggling so far in 2013

2013-03-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysia - Esteban Gutierrez 01Peter Sauber has played down suggestions the Swiss team might be considering ousting underperforming rookie Esteban Gutierrez. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Boss not denying Sauber sale rumours

Sauber could be on the verge of being sold, according to the well-connected Swiss newspaper Blick.

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Esteban Gutierrez 0406 - Sauber F1 Team“At the season opener an old rumour resurfaced,” wrote veteran correspondent Roger Benoit.  “Is Sauber being sold?” Benoit said that, in the past, Peter Sauber usually categorically denied such rumours, but new boss Monisha Kaltenborn told Blick: “These rumours have always existed. 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 »

Feb 25

Gutierrez expects Hulkenberg to beat him early in 2013

Esteban Gutierrez is expecting his Sauber teammate to outpace him early in 2013.

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Esteban Gutierrez 012013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Esteban Gutierrez 03A test driver for the Swiss team since 2010, the 21-year-old Mexican has finally moved into the race cockpit this year, as his Telmex-backed countryman Sergio Perez moves to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Small sidepods good enough for Malaysian heat – Sauber

Sauber’s ultra-slim sidepods work well, team co-owner, founder and former boss Peter Sauber has revealed.

2013-02-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C32 Side 032013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 03The Swiss team stunned its opposition when it launched the new Ferrari-powered C32, featuring the smallest sidepods seen in modern times in formula one. The innovation, whilst providing an obvious aerodynamic benefit, raised questions about whether the tight packaging could house radiators good enough for adequate cooling. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Sauber wants Gutierrez to match Hulkenberg

Peter Sauber has declared himself happy with 2013 team racer Esteban Gutierrez, following the Mexican rookie’s first test of the pre-season at Jerez.

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Esteban Gutierrez  002013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Esteban Gutierrez  04“Last year we were not entirely satisfied with his performance in GP2,” the Swiss team’s founder, co-owner and former boss told Motorsport Aktuell. “Sometimes we were even disappointed, so we didn’t know exactly what we could expect from him,” added Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Sauber wants reserve Frijns to race in 2013

Peter Sauber has urged Robin Frijns, the Swiss F1 team’s new reserve driver, to find a race cockpit in another series for 2013.

2012-06-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Canada - Peter Sauber 22012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Robin Frijns - Sauber C31-FerrariRecently, Dutchman Frijns – the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion – was interpreted as having criticised the Hinwil based team for not giving him “much to do” in 2013 as he prepares to serve as reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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