Sauber

  • Formula One: Gutierrez gets 10-place Silverstone grid penalty June 23, 2014

    Formula One's governing body handed Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez a 10-place grid penalty for the British Grand Prix on July 6 after a so-called unsafe release from the pits at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. Gutierrez went back onto the pit-lane after his first stop while his mechanics were still...
  • Simona de Silvestro completes first day of F1 testing April 27, 2014

    Simona de Silvestro moved a step closer to achieving her dream of competing in Formula One next year after a first day of in-car testing with Sauber. The Swiss driver completed 112 laps in a two-year-old Sauber C31 at Ferrari's Fiorano Circuit in northern Italy. "Although it's something very special to drive...
  • Formula One drivers in talks to resolve pay disputes April 18, 2014

    Shanghai: Formula One drivers are in talks collectively to try and resolve the issue of unpaid wages but they have ruled out going on strike, some of those affected said on Thursday. Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, who was at financially-troubled Sauber last season and had problems with his salary, said the...
  • Pastor Maldonado clears the air with Gutierrez after Bahrain GP crash April 17, 2014

    Lotus Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez after picking up a grid penalty for sending the Mexican flying at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Venezuelan refused to take the blame for the incident, however, and told reporters in China on Thursday that the spectacular...
  • Maldonado handed grid penalty for Chinese GP April 7, 2014

    Pastor Maldonado will carry a five-place grid penalty into the Chinese Grand Prix after the Venezuelan speared his Lotus into the side of Esteban Gutierrez's Sauber in Sunday's floodlit race in Bahrain. Gutierrez literally did not know what had hit him after the Mexican's car was flipped abruptly in the air...
  • Sutil to start at back of F1 grid in Bahrain April 6, 2014

    Manama: Sauber's Adrian Sutil was relegated to the back of the Bahrain Grand Prix starting grid on Saturday for forcing Romain Grosjean's Lotus off the road in qualifying. Race stewards handed the German a five place drop from his 18th place, as well as two licence-style penalty points, for the incident. Grosjean...
  • Bahrain race will be thirsty work for Adrian Sutil April 4, 2014

    Adrian Sutil will be racing in the Bahrain desert without a drop to drink on Sunday after deciding to remove the water bottle from his Sauber Formula One car in a bid to shave off weight wherever he can. The German is one of the biggest drivers on the starting grid...
  • Sauber name Simona de Silvestro affiliated driver February 14, 2014

    Hinwil, Switzerland: Simona de Silvestro will be an affiliated driver with Sauber this year with a goal of competing for a Formula One seat in 2015. "Simona's ambition is to enter Formula One in 2015," Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said on Friday. "We regard her as a very talented race...
  • Lotus boss expects more teams to miss first F1 test January 9, 2014

    London: Lotus will not be the only team to miss Formula One's first pre-season test in Spain this month, principal Eric Boullier said on Thursday. Lotus, who finished fourth overall last year despite financial difficulties, announced this week that they would skip the Jerez test starting on January 28 because their...
  • Sauber retain Gutierrez for 2014 F1 season December 21, 2013

    Hinwil: Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez will stay with Sauber for his second Formula 1 season, the Swiss team announced on Saturday. Gutierrez signing was completed a week after Sauber brought the experienced Adrian Sutil from Force India. The extension given to the 22-year-old means there will two Mexican drivers on the...
  • Adrian Sutil to drive for Sauber in 2014 December 13, 2013

    Hinwil, Switzerland: Adrian Sutil will drive for Sauber next year in Formula One. Sauber made the announcement on Friday, one day after Sutil lost his place at Force India, which went to Sergio Perez. The German driver had driven for Force India since 2008, with a break in 2012. Sutil said...
  • Nico Hulkenberg rejoins Sahara Force India December 4, 2013

    Silverstone: German driver Nico Hulkenberg will return to Sahara Force India in the Formula One Championships next year after agreeing a multi-year deal, the F1 team said on Tuesday. Hulkenberg raced for Sahara Force India in 2012 before moving to Sauber this season. "Sahara Force India is delighted to confirm that Nico...
  • Monisha Kaltenborn questions lack of support to Indian GP October 25, 2013

    Greater Noida: India-born Monisha Kaltenborn, the first woman team principal, says the F1 world can cope with the administrative red-tapism in India but she is flummoxed by the lack of support the race is getting in this country. Customs, visa and bureaucratic problems have been some of the major issues. Recently...
  • Force India admit Sauber catching up fast October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Force India are looking to start afresh in the upcoming Indian Grand Prix this weekend, fully aware of the uphill task at hands of keeping rival Sauber behind in the Constructors' Championship standings, as the 2013 Formula One season draws to a conclusion with the final four races. Sauber...
  • Talented Gutierrez finally makes his point in Japanese GP October 14, 2013

    Suzuka: Mexican Esteban Gutierrez was a talent waiting to explode and Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix vindicated Sauber's faith in him with his first points in Formula One, according to team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. The first rookie to appear on the scoresheets this season, at the 15th attempt, Gutierrez made his breakthrough...
  • Nico Hulkenberg's 4th place in Korea a boon for Sauber October 6, 2013

    Yeongam: Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg equaled his career-best performance with a fourth-place finish at Sunday's Korean Grand Prix, in a result that could make millions of dollars difference to the financially strapped team. Hulkenberg put in a superb defensive drive over the closing stages of the race - holding off world champions...
  • Sauber rule out Rubens Barrichello for race seat October 5, 2013

    Yeongam: Brazilian Rubens Barrichello has no chance of making a Formula One comeback with Sauber, team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said on Saturday. The 41-year-old former Ferrari driver, who has started more races than anyone in Formula One history and won 11 of them, reluctantly left the sport in 2011 when he...
  • Sauber extends engine contract with Ferrari October 4, 2013

    Yeongam: Formula One team Sauber says it has extended its engine-supply contract with Ferrari, providing a smooth transition into a 2014 season when the series will switch to V6 turbo engines. Sauber did not specify on Friday the length of the new deal - which covers engine, gearbox and the KERS...
  • Hulkenberg surprises himself after qualifying 3rd September 7, 2013

    Monza: Nico Hulkenberg surprised himself and his Sauber team after qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix in third place on Saturday. While Red Bull's 1-2 front row of championship leader Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber hardly caused a stir, not many observers tipped Hulkenberg to finish just behind them on a...
  • Sauber to give Sergey Sirotkin first taste of F1 in Sochi August 21, 2013

    Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin will make his first appearance in a Sauber Formula One car at a demonstration event in Sochi next month, a spokesman for the Swiss-based team said on Wednesday. Sauber have agreed to prepare the youngster, who turns 18 this month, for a race seat next year...
  • Esteban Gutierrez will score points in 2013, says Monisha Kaltenborn August 10, 2013

    Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn is confident Esteban Gutierrez is capable of scoring his first points in Formula One for the Swiss squad by the end of the season. The 22-year-old Gutierrez is yet to finish in the points and has an 11th-place finish as his best result in the season....
  • Sauber to keep control despite Russian deal July 27, 2013

    Budapest: Sauber's new trio of Russian partners will put the financially-troubled Swiss Formula One team on a solid footing without taking control of it, principal Monisha Kaltenborn said on Saturday. "The structure of the ownership of the team is not going to change," she told reporters at the Hungarian Grand...
  • Sauber's Russian recruit raises eyebrows July 26, 2013

    Budapest: Sauber's plan to fast-track Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin into Formula One has raised eyebrows among those drivers who set youth records themselves as well as rivals envious of the cash that seemingly comes with him. The financially-troubled Swiss team announced last week that they would prepare the youngster, who is...
  • Nico Hulkenberg laughs off rumours he could quit Sauber July 25, 2013

    Budapest: Nico Hulkenberg laughed off speculation on Thursday that this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix could be his last for Sauber but remained coy about whether he had been paid by the Swiss Formula One team. "It's rubbish," the German driver told reporters of rumours swirling around on the internet that he...
  • Sauber to groom Russian teenager for 2014 F1 drive July 15, 2013

    Hinwil: Sauber have signed up with Russian entities for promoting Formula 1 in the country, including an agreement where the Swiss team will prepare 17-year-old Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin for its 2014 season. Sauber on Monday announced a partnership with the Investment Cooperation International Fund, the State Fund of Development...
  • Troubled F1 team Sauber find Russian sponsors July 15, 2013

    Hinwil: Formula One team Sauber has eased its financial troubles with new funding from Russia in a deal that includes preparing a Russian driver for next season. Sauber said on Monday that the partnership involves two investment funds and Russia's National Institute of Aviation Technologies. The fresh backing comes one week...
  • Sauber will be in F1 for many years, says owner July 14, 2013

    Berne: Swiss team Sauber will remain in Formula One for "many years" despite the financial difficulties which have left suppliers unpaid, owner Peter Sauber said in a newspaper interview on Sunday. Sauber, who confirmed that he and team principal Monisha Kaltenborn had made two recent trips to Moscow, added the negotiations...
  • Battling Sauber won't be bailed out by Ecclestone July 11, 2013

    F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone won't be bailing out financially troubled Sauber team and has suggested that Hinwil-based team should consider a sell-out in order to survive. "They're a good team and I'm sure there is more than one possible buyer," Ecclestone was quoted as saying by sportinglife.com. "I don't want to...
  • Sauber are in difficult situation, say Hulkenberg July 4, 2013

    Nuerburgring: The Sauber Formula One team - one of the smallest in the paddock and without a main title sponsor - are working on a solution to their financial problems, driver Nico Hulkenberg said on Thursday. Problems at Sauber were highlighted last week when McLaren announced that the Swiss outfit's...
  • Sauber car simply not quick enough: Hulkenberg June 30, 2013

    Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg, who qualified 15th for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone reckons that it was the best Sauber could do as the car is 'simply not quick enough'. "Unfortunately P15 is the reality," Hulkenberg said after qualifying. "It was more or less the best we could do today."...