The next press conference took place on 27 November 2009, this time in Hinwil. Peter Sauber had reached agreement with BMW
and bought the team back from the carmaker. However, the joy was tinged with sadness. Prior to the agreement, BMW
had decided to reduce the size of the team, and the number of employees was cut from 388 to 260. It was with this slimmed-down workforce that the Hinwil-based team prepared for the 2010 season, powered by engines supplied by Ferrari
and with drivers Kamui Kobayashi
and Pedro de la Rosa
at the wheel.