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40 Years of Sauber Motorsport – A Tale of the Unexpected

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.

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Konrad - Unregistered

July 23, 2010 12:38 PM

Sauber is one of the most interesting teams on the grid. He started with a VW Beetle! And is now an established Force in F1 since many years. This season is probably one of the hardest Peter Sauber ever had to endure but I am confident that the crew he assembled around new technical director james key can improve a lot in the years to come.

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