Kaltenborn to become first ever female F1 team boss
9 April, 2012
Apr.9 (GMM) Monisha Kaltenborn will become F1′s first ever female team boss. This has just been announced by Peter Sauber, who at the age of 68 has hinted that he might retire, before his 70th birthday.
Indian Kaltenborn, 41, is already Hinwil based Sauber’s chief executive, while Peter Sauber remains the team principal.
“I have always said that I will not be sitting on the pitwall as a 70 year old,” Sauber told Der Sonntag newspaper.
“With certainty, my successor is Monisha Kaltenborn. That is for sure. When it (the handover) happens is still open.
“She will be the first female team boss inF1 history,” Sauber continued. “She’s been with us for 13 years, always with leading roles. I’m sure she will do the job very well.”
Sauber, in fact, has already departed the pitwall once before, when he sold his team to BMW and handed over to Mario Theissen.
Somewhat reluctantly, he returned in 2010, having rescued the Hinwil based employees in the wake of German carmaker’s sudden withdrawal.
“I could not jump into the breach a second time,” smiled Sauber, hinting that his retirement this time around would be final.
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