Tag Archive: Sauber

Sep 03

Hamilton dominates Italian GP, takes championship lead

Lance Stroll finished seventh 

2017-06-11_1432Lewis Hamilton moved into the lead of the Formula 1 drivers’ championship for the first time this season in style with a dominant victory in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, leading Mercedes to a one-two finish. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 09

Wehrlein excited to work with ‘outstanding’ Vasseur at Sauber

“We never really worked together, so I’m looking forward to working with him”

2017-06-08_0505Pascal Wehrlein is relishing the opportunity to work with new Sauber Formula 1 chief Frederic Vasseur, but feels changes implemented will only begin to bear fruit in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 05

Honda ‘to take a deep breath’ over the F1 summer shutdown

McLaren-Honda enjoyed its best race of the season in Hungary

2017-06-11_1438Having wrapped up Formula 1 testing at the Hungaroring, Honda’s principal engineer Satoshi Nakamura says the Japanese manufacturer will pause over the summer break have trailed new power unit parts as part of its continual hunt for performance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 30

Vettel holds on for contentious Hungarian GP win

Vettel nursed his car to the line ahead of Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen

Vettel holds on for contentious Hungarian GP winSebastian Vettel scooped his fourth victory of the 2017 Formula 1 season in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix despite encountering a handling issue early in the race.
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Jul 29

Sauber explains why it ditched Honda for Ferrari

“We had the opportunity to discuss with Ferrari to get the new-spec engine “

2017-06-09-14-17-28_1599New Sauber boss Frederic Vasseur has explained the reasons behind the team’s decision to scrap its partnership with Honda before it had even begun.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 25

Spurning Ferrari juniors a ‘defeat for the system’ – Minardi

“If it is otherwise it would be a defeat for the whole Ferrari system that is directed at young drivers and Italian motor sport”

2017-06-07_0188Former F1 team boss Giancarlo Minardi says Ferrari must make more of an effort to promote its junior drivers following Haas’ assertion that it plans to retain both of its current drivers for the 2018 F1 season.
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Jun 21

Kaltenborn to split from Sauber as team principal

Monisha Kaltenborn has reportedly left her post as Sauber F1 team principal and CEO on the eve of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. 

2017-06-09-08-58-31_0032The first female team principal in Formula 1 became Sauber’s CEO in 2010 helping Peter Sauber rebuild the core foundations of the team after its time with BMW before going on to buy shares in the team in 2011.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

Sauber has ‘trust’ in Honda despite ongoing issues

“We won’t be able to contribute that much. That’s also not the intention in the partnership”

2017-06-09-14-17-28_1596Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn says she ‘can only trust’ the work Honda is doing to bring its power unit up to speed ahead of its engine partnership deal in F1 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

Jenson Button to make surprise Super GT outing

The British driver will get his first taste of Super GT driving at a two-day tyre test next week on the 6-7 June. 

Jenson Button to make surprise Super GT outingJenson Button’s 2017 sabbatical from Formula One takes a fresh twist after announcing he’ll make his Super GT debut in August for Team Mugen at the Suzuka 1000km race. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

Haas F1 Team: Antonio Giovinazzi set for FP1 Sessions

Scuderia Ferrari Third Driver to pilot VF-17 in FP1 beginning at Silverstone

2017-05-31 - Haas F1 Team - Antonio Giovinazzi set for FP1 SessionsAntonio Giovinazzi, the third driver for Scuderia Ferrari in the FIA Formula One World Championship, will gain additional Formula One experience with Haas F1 Team as he takes the wheel of the VF-17 for the first practice session (FP1) at seven grands prix in 2017.

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Apr 21

‘Price to pay’ for Honda supplying second F1 team – Boullier

“Whatever happens, we are partners”

'Price to pay' for Honda supplying second F1 team - BoullierMcLaren Formula 1 racing director Eric Boullier is open to engine partner Honda supplying a second team in the future, but says there would be a “price to pay” despite the benefits of additional data. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Wehrlein reveals why he accepts Mercedes drive decision

Wehrlein made his Sauber track debut on Tuesday
Wehrlein reveals why he accepts Mercedes drive decisionPascal Wehrlein says he accepts Mercedes’ decision not to promote him to a full factory drive in 2017 after controversially losing out to Valtteri Bottas in the race to replace Nico Rosberg at the title winning team.
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Feb 22

First exclusive video clip of the Sauber C36-Ferrari on track

Filming day for the Sauber F1 Team

The Sauber C36-Ferrari hit the race track for the first time at the Circuit de Catalunya ahead of the 2017 Formula One World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

In 2017 the Sauber F1 Team celebrates another milestone: it is the 25th Formula One season in the teams’ history

The Sauber C36-Ferrari – the anniversary car for the new era

2017-02-20 - Sauber C36-Ferrari (5)Together with its new owner, Longbow Finance S. A., the Sauber F1 Team starts a new era. In the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship the Swiss team will again be competing with driver Marcus Ericsson (SE, 26) and the new arrival Pascal Wehrlein (DE, 22).

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Feb 08

Sauber confirms Wehrlein undergoing medical checks

Wehrlein is preparing for his second season in F1
Sauber confirms Wehrlein undergoing medical checksSauber has moved to clarify reports Pascal Wehrlein could potentially miss the start of pre-season testing due to injury sustained during his Race of Champions shunt in Miami last month but did confirm the German is still undergoing medical checks.
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Feb 05

Ferrari ‘cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences’

Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne has warned the Scuderia “cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences”.

Ferrari 'cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences'His comments were made in an investor conference call last week, although he added that he has faith in Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media and is hopeful the American media giant will be able to raise the sports appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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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