Tag Archive: Rainer Gantenbein

Jun 18

Clock ticking on Leimer’s Marussia chance

Fabio Leimer is at F1’s crossroads.

2014-05-27 - Pirelli - Lotus F1 Team - Fabio Leimer 04 The reigning GP2 champion missed out on a race seat on this year’s grid, but Tages-Anzeiger newspaper says he now has a solid offer on the table. Read the rest of this entry »


May 12

Leimer could be Marussia’s Friday driver – report

The reigning GP2 champion is moving to put his formula one ambitions back on track.

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering) Even with a reported $14 million sponsor offering to Sauber, Swiss Fabio Leimer could not find a debut race seat in 2014, causing him to turn away from F1 and move to sports car racing. Read the rest of this entry »


May 05

Sauber turned down GP2 champion’s $14m – report

Gantenbein offered Sauber almost $14 million

ROC - Fabio Leimer GP2 Series Even with $14 million in his hand, reigning GP2 champion Fabio Leimer could not buy his way into formula one. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 19

GP2 champion’s sponsor says F1 system ‘sick’

Gantenbein confirmed: “The formula one system is sick.”

ROC - Fabio Leimer GP2 Series Champion Even with millions in backing, new GP2 champion Fabio Leimer has been priced out of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 13

Disappointed Leimer ‘deserves’ F1 seat

Leimer, 24, admits to being disappointed.

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Fabio Leimer The new reigning champion of the F1 support series GP2 will not move up to the pinnacle of motor sport in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 27

Leimer pulls the plug on Sauber test

Fabio Leimer has dropped out of the running at Sauber.

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)07 - Sauber F1 TeamAfter paying hundreds of thousands of euros for a test with the team a year ago, the young Swiss was expected to return to the track for the forthcoming young drivers’ test in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 16

Abu Dhabi test not just about young drivers – Sauber

The eyes of the formula one world remain on Abu Dhabi this week, as a big field of so-called ‘young drivers’ conduct three days of testing.

2011-10-29 - Sauber F1 Team - India - Peter Sauber and Minisha Kaltenborn 012011-11-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Abu Dhabi - Romain Grosjean 02But, as ever at the pinnacle of motor racing, nothing is ever exactly as it seems. “I think it is not so much a ‘young driver’ test,” said Peter Sauber, who returned to Switzerland after Sunday’s race rather than opting to remain with his team in the Arab emirate.

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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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