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Monisha Kaltenborn named as team principal in waiting by Peter Sauber

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sodesu

April 10, 2012 12:00 PM

Had a feeling this might be the case when she was suddenly starting to appear in pit lane interviews. That's a good thing though I suppose, because prior to this Sauber were hardly seen at all. Anyway, most current team principals have backgrounds as either engineers or former drivers, whereas her background is in business law. I would have thought this made her better suited to work as CEO than team principal but who knows. There have been other successful team principals to come from a business background, and if I'm not mistaken that's how Stefano Domenicali started working for Ferrari to begin with.

sodesu

April 10, 2012 1:23 PM

Yes. Constructors' title in 2008, not so good 2009, and third in 2010. Race wins in all seasons he's been TM. Some people have a very narrow sight here... If Domenicali isn't successful, who is? Only one team can win, does that mean all the others are complete rubbish and should shut down immediately? Whitmarsh hasn't won a single title, so on that account Domenicali has been more successful. Yet I don't see people calling for Whitmarsh's head. All teams will have their ups and downs, and ultimately there are many of them who say they must win in order to consider it a successful season, and also have the resources to back it up - but in the end only one of them will.

Taz

April 10, 2012 11:52 PM

@richard

He has been but you have to admit he's well and truly under the spotlight, always thought he was a breath of fresh air after JT...to my dismay JT became FIA president...which is the same as running Ferrari I guesas :P

LJ - Unregistered

April 11, 2012 4:48 AM

It will be sad when Sauber leaves again, I have this feeling they would have won something had he stayed in charge during the BMW years. I hope the drivers can pay him back with more podiums and a win would be amazing before he leaves.

Kaltenborn seems pretty diplomatic in interviews, lets hope she keeps Sauber moving in the right direction and becomes the first successful female tp.

mix - Unregistered

April 11, 2012 10:59 AM

Kaltenborn seems to have her head screwed on.

As for Stefano, from car park attendant to Ferrari boss with wins and a championship under his belt? Hmmm. Define Success!!

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