Tag Archive: Sauber

Jan 16

Pascal Wehrlein joins Sauber for 2017 season

“I am very delighted at being a part of the Sauber F1 Team for the upcoming Formula One Season” – Pascal Wehrlein

08 - Sauber F1 Team The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that Pascal Wehrlein will complete the team’s driver line-up for the 2017 Formula One World Championship.

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Jan 02

Final pieces of F1 2017 jigsaw set to fall into place

Sources suggest a contract has been signed
2016-06-12_0574 The significant final pieces of the Formula 1 2017 jigsaw are expected to be confirmed imminently with all signs pointing towards a move to Mercedes for Valtteri Bottas following a reported pre-Christmas seat fitting.
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Dec 07

2017 F1 entry list published, four seats to fill

The Provisional 2017 F1 entry list

2016-10-23The FIA has published its provisional entry list for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship with four seats still to be filled between Mercedes, Manor and Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Gutierrez to leave Haas, indecision ‘hurt’ race seat chances

The Mexican says talks have begun with former team Sauber
2016-10-23_72605 Esteban Gutierrez fears having waited on Haas to decide its 2017 drivers it has put his chances of securing a race seat in doubt as the Mexican driver looks set to be edged out of F1 for the second time in his career.
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Aug 19

Renault basing 2017 car from Lotus 2015 model

“It is a fact that we are not building the 2017 car based on the 2016 one, but on the 2015 car”
2015-10-24_39735 Renault’s team principal Frederic Vasseur has explained initial developments for its 2017 car have been based upon the Lotus-branded 2015 model rather than its current challenger which has been a knock-on effect from the late takeover of the Enstone-based squad. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

New owners enticed by Sauber’s potential outside of F1

“Their clear intention is first of all to stabilise the situation – stabilise the group”
2016-06-10_0169 Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says its new owners Longbow Finance were attracted to invest in the potential it saw from the Swiss company’s assets and strengths away from F1, and hinted at moving more efforts into other racing championships. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Manor point puts pressure on Sauber to ‘raise game’

Wehrlein’s tenth place at the Red Bull Ring means that Sauber is now the only team without a point in 2016
2016-06-10_2991-14-24-48-0002 Felipe Nasr has admitted that Pascal Wehrlein’s point for Manor in Austria has heaped extra pressure on the Sauber team to unlock the potential of its car over the remainder of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Saturday

Flagworld.com report from the British Grand Prix – Saturday

2016-07-09-Saturday-0086 Day 3 getting writers cramp. Saturday, the day it starts to get serious, finally the rain they have been promising all weekend arrived, it started 40 minutes before FP3 just as most of the photographers were leaving to take their vantage points to shoot the session, needless to say there was a minor stampede back to the media room for the appropriate wet weather gear.

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Jul 09

F1 British GP: Ericsson hospitalised after Silverstone crash, to miss quali

Marcus Ericsson has been taken to hospital for a ‘routine check’ after suffering a sizeable accident in third free practice for the British Grand Prix

Ericsson hospitalised after Silverstone crash, to miss qualifyingThe Swede ran wide out of Stowe and clipped the damp astroturf to the left of the exit kerb, the unbalanced grip levels pitching him into a spin that would spear him into the opposing tyre barrier.

May 26

Jules Bianchi’s family begins legal proceedings

“Jules Bianchi’s death was avoidable”
2014-06-05_0125 The family of the late Jules Bianchi are to begin legal proceedings against the FIA, Marussia and FOM following the F1 driver’s death as a result of injuries sustained during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Gutierrez: Year out with Ferrari was a big risk

“I’ve taken quite big risks, starting from the end of 2014, to join Ferrari as reserve driver”
Gutierrez: Year out with Ferrari was a big riskThough he was always confident he would return to F1, Esteban Gutierrez admits his year out as Ferrari reserve was a risk for him

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Jan 19

2016 F1 opener originally scheduled for April 10th

Despite this year’s expanded schedule featuring a record-breaking 21 events

2016 F1 opener originally scheduled for April 10thTeams were told the 2016 Formula 1 season was going to start on April 10th, with the subsequent late schedule change causing issues for McLaren and Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Gutierrez targets Haas points from the off

Esteban Gutierrez echoes Haas’ expectations that it could be challenging for points ‘from the beginning’ of its F1 endeavour

2015-06-03_0098 Esteban Gutierrez says he is tentatively targeting top ten finishes during the early stages of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season as he prepares to return to the series with the new Haas F1 team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Perez: McLaren chance ill-timed

Force India’s Sergio Perez says he is now “ready for anything”

2015-10-22_37368 ‘Ready for anything’ Sergio Perez concedes McLaren chance came too early: In terms of racing, I was very immature and not ready to cope with such a difficult car and such a difficult team… Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

“Ferrari engine switch has compromised STR prep” – James Key

Toro Rosso took the opportunity to accept an offer from Ferrari to run a supply of year-old engines for 2016

2015-10-24_39742 Toro Rosso’s James Key admits that the late decision to switch to Ferrari power has ‘compromised’ the team’s preparations for the 2016 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Sauber deserved its 2015 achievements – Nasr

“We all knew it was going to be a difficult year”

2015-06-06_0783 Felipe Nasr praises Sauber for maximising its opportunities in 2015, adding that it ‘sacrificed’ itself towards the end with a view to 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Nasr hints at aggressive concept for Sauber 2016 car

“All I can say is that the concept looks very different”

2015-10-24_40379 After a rookie F1 campaign which went ‘as expected’ for Felipe Nasr he is now hoping Sauber’s new aggressive concept car can shake things up. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Alfa Romeo being pitched for F1 return

The Alfa Romeo brand could be set for a move back into Formula 1

2014-07-12_0247 Sergio Marchionne reveals the Alfa Romeo brand could return to F1 on the back of a new product offensive and a full scale move into the US market. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finale

Nico Rosberg dazzles on his way to a sixth straight F1 pole position in Abu Dhabi under the Yas Marina floodlights; Vettel eliminated in Q1

Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finaleNico Rosberg will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale from a sixth consecutive pole position after a dazzling qualifying effort under the Yas Marina Circuit floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Test in Abu Dhabi – Adderly Fong will drive the Sauber C34-Ferrari

Adderly Fong will test the Sauber C34-Ferrari during the Pirelli tyre test on 1st December following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend

10 - Sauber F1 Team The 25-year-old Chinese driver will be behind the wheel of the Sauber C34-Ferrari with the objective of completing 300 kilometres on the Yas Marina Circuit to qualify for the exention of his super licence extention.

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