F1 » Sauber: Sepang second better than Kubica in Canada

Peter Sauber reckons Sergio Perez has 'a good future' after producing what he claims is his team's best result to date.

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sodesu - Unregistered

March 29, 2012 12:26 PM

I think he's absolutely right. Back then they had BMW investing big bucks in the team, now they are not only an independent team using use customer engines, they have also had to fight back from all the hardships caused by BMW ditching them on short notice and taking most of the sponsors with them. Very well done to Sauber! It really is nice to see proper privateer teams like Sauber and Williams challenging again this season!

JJJ - Unregistered

March 29, 2012 1:26 PM

I understand if the reason would be that now it's his privateer team on its own again, while before it was pretty much the BMW factory team with Sauber in its name. However, he's talking about Lewis taking out Kimi in the pit straight etc...

I understand what this place means to Sauber financially, but I'm kinda surprised he's THIS happy with a 2nd place from a competitive point of view, especially seeing as though Perez could/should have won the race. The Sauber team has had a brace of podium finishes (3rds, but still) before so why is this 2nd place such a big deal now?

Don't get me wrong it was a great result and apart from that small msitake by Perez a great drive, but a win would have meant so much more, IMO.


March 29, 2012 4:05 PM

Sauber was running at the tail end of midfield in late 90s with Petronas as the major sponsor..in 2001 they scored regularly and was no 4 in the constructor championship, the highest ever ....

LJ - Unregistered

March 29, 2012 11:52 PM

Cobalt - It was shameful what Williams did to Hulkenberg, but the same won't happen to Perez. Because even if Ferrari don't opt to pick him up this season or next. Sauber would retain him. And this is why I like Sauber, he knows how to spot talent and he gives drivers a proper opportunity.

LJ - Unregistered

March 30, 2012 12:01 AM

JJJ - Going from 9th to 2nd and almost grabbing the win is massive. Of course he's super super happy. All the positive press and attention his team is receiving could prove to be massive for sponsorship and securing the future of his team. Not to mention all the points.

I don't think that he or the team are gutted in the slightest about missing out on first, because to finish in second place is a big shock. They've got a good car, but I do believe Perez has found the sweet spot to be able to keep his tires alive better than most on the grid while keeping a fast pace up.

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