F1 » Sauber looking forward to new line-up

Peter Sauber has said that he cannot wait for testing to start so that he can watch new drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Gutirrez putting the C32 through its paces.

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Angry F1 fan - Unregistered

December 04, 2012 2:45 PM

No wonder Sauber can't wait - he's snapping up one of the new great talnts in F1! Even before brazil, I saw di Resta as pretty average in comparison - I'm saying this even though I'm British! :p

Dave C - Unregistered

December 04, 2012 6:35 PM

Hulkenberg seems like a decent driver but then he was average in the first half of this season compared with Di Resta and in 2010 Rubens out drove him for most of the season, but said all that i think the Hulk might surprise a few next season and definitely quicker than Perez.


December 04, 2012 8:30 PM

On a new driver line up one will have to wait till the new season has progressed some, but I remember what veteran correspondent Roger Benoit wrote on July 9, he called on Sauber to rethink its driver (Perez/kamui) line up as he believed they were hampering progress, “I've written it in (the newspaper) Blick several times, with this driver duo, Sauber has no future”.
One has to remember that Banoit is a veteran and respected F1 correspondent, on the other hand a lot of people on here were exited by both Perez and Kamui's driving, one thing is for sure, this season they were driving a very good car.

LJ - Unregistered

December 04, 2012 10:14 PM

I like Hulkenberg, but I think he might be in for a shock at Sauber. If the car characteristics carry over from this season, he'll have a few tracks he can really attack and the rest will be blah. I'm not even convinced they will be able to get podiums next season as the front runners are pulling away once again.

Charlie - Unregistered

December 08, 2012 6:11 PM

Nico is definitely a talented new kid on the block,
however, I have not much faith on Sauber,
Perez Kamui might just have brought Sauber to the high of it probably will ever achieve.
With the engineering technical capability at Sauber, even you put Vettle, Alonso, or Lewis in the driver seats, Sauber might just able to advance 1 - 2 positions in the championship....
Sauber needs not only talented drivers, but better designed cars that can win

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