F1 » Sauber adds second Mexican backer

Mexican firm Interproteccion to back Sauber for the 2011 F1 season

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Boss B - Unregistered

December 21, 2010 5:09 PM

In 2011 Kamui will have pressure to perform since the test driver is mexican also and Peter Sauber will get more cash by having 2 mexican drivers in the cockpit.

In 2010 Kobayashi didn't really have any pressure since much wasn't expected. But he needs to handily beat Sergio Perez, in the races. Esteban Gutierrez as test driver will be targeting Kamui's practice times if he gets to drive the car on fridays and saturdays.

But hopefully panasonic or a japanese giant will caome on board to help kamui keep his seat.

Olek - Unregistered

December 21, 2010 5:30 PM

Credit has to be given to Sauber and his marketing/sales team for getting these MAJOR sponsors at a time when many companies in the world are still hesitant to make sponsorship deals, particularly in motorsports and F1 in particular. Other big teams have to be kicking themselves for not getting the last great white whale Carlos Slim and the trickle down benefits of other mexican companies coming on board. Now will Bernie cave into the pressure and have more F1 races in this hemisphere instead of the push for more races in ASIA? Latin America cannot be ignored. Looking forward to getting up at a normal hour to watch the Mexican GP and maybe Argentina? Or maybe two races in mexico with one being a run from one border town to another and avoid getting shot? Brings a whole new meaning to DNF

ed - Unregistered

December 21, 2010 6:47 PM

Ho ho ho Peter Sauber you wily old devil! Trying to eventually sell your stake to the Mexicans and retire, I see! Much smarter than the Campos Meta Team to stick with the Latin Americans than with the Spanish. Better to align with the Mexicans than the Mexican'ts!

Fletcher - Unregistered

December 22, 2010 7:37 AM

Dont you mean American'ts? Kamui is a solid driver so he shouldn't worry even if he does looses his drive. Of course Sauber will sell his stake to the Mexicans and willhave Perez and Gutierrez by 2012 just in time for the Mexican I mean U.S. GP.

Vince - Unregistered

December 22, 2010 6:04 PM

Agreed, some of the previous Central/South American tracks were ok and I doubt there would be a problem with interest - never saw the stands in Brazil empty, and Argentina got decent crowds. The last Mexico GP track was great if not a bit bumpy - wish they still had that - maybe not the best for TV but a proper hard lap to test the drivers.
Argentina wasn't too bad but just needed to be 'bigger' to allow for some overtaking.

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