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Sauber tit-for-tat fun with Sergio Perez

23 August 2012

After successfully battling his way up from 17th on the grid to eighth position by the end of the 2011 Japanese Grand Prix, Sauber F1's Sergio Perez suddenly radioed in to his race engineer Marco Schüpbach with a message that the car had lost power.

"I have no more power, no power!" Perez said over the radio, causing a brief outbreak of despair on the pit wall for Schüpbach and his Sauber colleagues - until Sergio followed it up with: “I was joking!”

It might have been a while coming, but payback was most definitely due. Schüpbach has now responded with a prank of his own, which stated with calling in the driver for some special development work for wet-weather races that was filmed using hidden cameras ...