F1 » Kaltenborn under threat as Sauber CEO?


Sauber F1 team principal Monisha Kaltenborn could be the biggest casualty of the team's new deal with Russian investors.

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Taz

July 23, 2013 11:09 AM

" much of the current engineering staff also set to be replaced by staff loyal to the new shareholders"

Great way to run a racing team.

As I said when this was announced, great the team has been saved but at what cost?

richard

July 23, 2013 11:34 AM

taz. judging by that comment, a large number of the staff were very unhappy with the new shareholders and the Russians have decided to fire the dissenters and bring in their own staff...but from where? there are not many known Russians with f1 experience.

Jamal22

July 23, 2013 2:36 PM

Well Russian run things the way their advisers advices them to run it, he/she could be Goofy they dont care of the consequence or the impact but on the othe hand the way Monisha fired Koby was harsh!

107SS2009

July 23, 2013 4:54 PM

Taz, I don't see the new Russian shareholders supplying Russian F1 race engineers but they can for sure supply many a new and unique technology.
Many a new and unique technology came to the west from out there, examples are the now universal use of DLC coatings and the use of Aluminium Beryllium.

Taz

July 23, 2013 5:32 PM

@107SS2009

I'm well aware of Russian scientific capabilities, Sergei Koralov was a genius as far as I'm concerned, could list many more. My post had nothing to do with Russian engineering capabilities.

My point is changing the team structure radically and throwing money at the team (not in the right way) might leave Sauber is a worse position long term. That's not a vote of confidence in Kaltenborn btw.

F1Rules

July 23, 2013 6:44 PM

This is the thing about changing teams almost every year! As far as Hulk is concerned, Kaltenborn brought him in...but the Russians may have other ideas as far as Russian drivers are concerned. Hope he has a cast-iron, multi-year contract...

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