F1 » Kaltenborn: Sauber must step up everywhere


Monisha Kaltenborn says Sauber needs to “step up everywhere” to join the midfield battle this season

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Taz

June 24, 2014 2:06 PM

Can't help but think things would be better if Peter Sauber was there. Two average pay drivers are not helping their cause. They are pretty much on Marussia's pace now.

sprulz

June 24, 2014 3:21 PM

I wonder how much longer they'll be in F1? Not much money left and the V6s have not been kind to them at all. Even if they do write this season off and start focusing on next year's chassis, their former rivals, Force India and Williams will still be miles ahead with the Merc engines. Not trying to be pessimistic, but I just wonder when they will pull the plug. Unless they bring in van der Garde, who looks like an alright driver (at best). He'd still be better than Sutil and Gutierrez.

ZEDX

June 24, 2014 10:11 PM


Even Ferrari are struggling with their own version of the new power-unit, so Heaven help the "customer" teams like Sauber! Maybe they need some better technical people? I've said this before, but it seems to me they need a strong engineer like Smedley to come in & sort out what's good and what's wrong and make the most of what they have got so at least they would be looking at points finishes most races. Uncertainty over funding/sponsors/backers over the last couple of seasons hasn't helped either!

mrfill

June 25, 2014 3:49 AM

Why is it that Sauber start getting good and looking promising and then suddenly slump? They usually start fading around race 10 but this year have started badly and gone backwards. Its not looking good.

ZEDX

June 25, 2014 11:52 AM

mrfill: Why is it that Sauber start getting good and looking promising and then suddenly slump? They usually start fading around race 10 but this year have started badly and gone backwards. Its not looking good.


Exactly my point about them not having a strong tech director who can see when they're going down a "blind alley" (or not) and identify areas where they are going wrong!

sodesu

June 25, 2014 12:56 PM

That's probably true actually, because they've shown many times that they can be creative and inventive, they've had plenty of solutions that have later been copied by other teams before. But perhaps they lack a bit of direction engineering-wise. Doesn't help when their top engineers get head-hunted by others though...

Supermario

June 25, 2014 10:40 PM

Now Sauber has score Zero point. Sauber should know Paid Drivers do not help Sauber. I believe they should have signed K.K in 2013. K.K had scored points regular basic if his Car does not have problem.
Sauber mistake was line up with all new driver in 2013.

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