Marko: Sutil made good choice with Sauber switch
14 December, 2013
Red Bull’s driver consultant Helmut Marko thinks that Sauber has made a good choice by signing Adrian Sutil for 2014.
The Swiss team Sauber, who were once sponsored by Red Bull, have been a constant midfield presence on the Formula 1 grid since 1993, However, they struggled through last season with financial problems.
Nico Hulkenberg, who often shone in the increasingly-competitive 2013 Sauber, has jumped ship to Force India for 2014.
So Force India refugee Sutil, who had spent his entire grand prix career with the Silverstone based team, now replaces German Hulkenberg at Sauber.
“Sutil is a very good and experienced driver,” World Champion team Red Bull’s Marko told the German publication Sport Bild.
Marko acknowledged Sauber’s financial struggle in 2013, but insisted that the Hinwil based team remains “reputable and highly professional”.
Ex Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger agrees: “It would be a huge loss to the sport if Sauber would ever disappear from Formula 1. I fervently hope they get back to where they should be.”
Sauber said that it will announce Sutil’s teammate “at a later date”. (GMM)
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