F1 » Monisha Kaltenborn, Sauber - Q&A


Sauber CEO Monisha Kaltenborn reflects on another strong finish for the Swiss team at Monza

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LJ - Unregistered

September 12, 2012 3:14 PM

The more I hear Monisha, the more I'm happy she's going to be running the team when Peter decides to retire again. She's really level headed and see's the whole picture unlike many of the fans and commentators who have a distorted perception of the team and drivers abilities.

Sauber Forever - Unregistered

September 12, 2012 3:51 PM

No one how much budget Sauber spend on Perez car. Only Monisha, Peter and Engineers know about that.
Look at two car pace, one car is very slow and one car is faster than Ferrari. I don't think Kobayashi is slow driver. He can drive faster than Perez if he has fast car. Look back at China GP, Kobayshi over taken Perez and Perez pushing him onto grass but he comfortably made it.
I believe Perez backer has spend his own money putting on Perez car. Carlos Slim is promoting his Telmex and other business. I believe he may buy part of Sauber Team if Perez win.
Telmex sponsor is very important for Sauber team.

tucker - Unregistered

September 12, 2012 10:26 PM

I agree, money talks in F1 and Perez has a hell of a lot behind him, Sauber would be in money trouble if it wasn't for the sponsorship Telmex brings. Even though Perez has 3 podiums to Kobayashis 0 this season, I still can't help but feel Kamui is the better driver of the two.

MartinJSUK - Unregistered

September 13, 2012 9:13 AM

I've rated Perez ever since he ran at the front in F3 with a Mugen Honda engine nobody else could do anything with. Nothing he showed in GP2 makes me doubt that he's the more gifted of the two - and what did Kobayashi achieve at that level? The improvement he's made relative to his team-mate isn't untypical for a second year driver in a series. Telmex's money is a big reason why the team are staying competitive, although it's still well short of what Mercedes et al can invest, but I don't see the evidence that Sergio's getting an unfairly good deal.

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