F1 » Sauber doesn’t need a new car – Kaltenborn

Sauber does not need to build a completely new F1 car for the 2015 season despite a poor year so far, according to team principal Monisha Kaltenborn

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August 09, 2014 12:15 PM

Whatever they do it will be irrelevant as they will still be a lower mid grid team. As for drivers you can perm any number of pay drivers and second stringers and the results will be the same, it's a catch 22 situation, you have no money a crap car and you won't get a top driver, a shame because Sauber has a good reputation and has produced some good cars but until they can obtain a bigger budget the situation will remain the same.


August 09, 2014 3:52 PM

Both Sutil and Guitierrez disagree with a couple of posts on this thread.

Slinging some poo at the engine supplier, yet sticking with them for next year. Sounds like a good deal remains brokered.

They do need to take a chance on another driver next year. Other teams have drivers in development. I think GVDG would be a step up, but they don't have that next young driver (publicly) on their radar. Kobayashi would be able to give the measure of performance, but I would not want to see him waste another year. Although, the price is right.


August 10, 2014 3:21 PM

They need to talk to Mr F1. I hear he is flushing millions just to keep the plumber quiet.

Your point about budget is spot on. So, if they don't improve budget, then it is run what you have (brung), in both the car and driver department.

Sutil has flashes of competitiveness but he is no Carlos Reutemann. Guitierrez may never come good. But props up the budget. Seems like a finite amount of money is a substitution to the pay driver situation.

If they are not going to beat them from the drawing board or with budget, then they need to beat them with drivers. Monisha thinks the car is good enough or doesn't have the time and money to tool up again.

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