F1 » Sauber: Anything is possible


Peter Sauber suggests that his team could fight for victory in a topsy-turvey F1 season so far

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Kevin - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 12:14 AM

Bad tires will slow the faster drivers and teams more than the slower ones. Sauber and its drivers need to keep this in mind, and not attribute itself with succeeding as much as benefiting from the freebie handicapping of the top teams, and cheesy press to pass gadgets specifically to create closer competition. Under less gagging rules on real race tires, Sauber would be nowhere near where they are this season.

David - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 3:20 AM

"Bad tires will slow the faster drivers and teams more than the slower ones"

Not true. Why should it be?

You can see for yourself. Google F1 Fanatic, "Canadian Grand Prix Lap Times" and compare e.g. Perez, Hamilton and Kovalainen on the chart, there's no evidence for what you say.

Justin - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 1:00 PM

Good luck to them, if any team on the grid deserves a victory it's them. A small-ish team punching well above their weight. I guess it goes to show that teams can have a quick car if they introduced budget caps, they say it will stop development and create more of a 'spec' series. I dont think it's true. The smaller teams are dispelling this myth this season. The bigger teams just need to be more efficient rather than throw money at a problem to fix it.

Mr Red Balls - Unregistered

June 16, 2012 11:46 AM

The teams are hardly throwing money at problems this year, these tyres have made it very difficult to settle on a development direction for the car as the tyre behaviour is not fully understood. As for the racing, it is a JOKE. We have mediocre car and driver combinations getting on the podium and even winning races, it has more to do with conserving tyres than going all out as fast as you can to win. When Kimi Raikkonen debuted in the Sauber all those years ago, Ron Dennis snapped him up like a shot, no one is snapping up Perez or Maldonado, Senna or Kobiyashi because they are not nearly good enough at the moment to partner Alonso or Hamilton or Vettel, in fact Ferrari have funded Perez as a junior but he is only looking good because of the tyres and fluke weather, lets be honest Massa is just as bad as ever but the tyres are giving him a bit of a reprieve but also Perez is not rated good enough to replace him or they would do it in an instant.. As for cost cutting if you can't afford

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