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Sauber: We are going through a tough time

Sauber: We are going through a tough time

The Chinese Grand Prix in Shangahi ended for the Sauber F1 Team with a big disappointment. Adrian Sutil was forced to retire on lap six due to an engine problem. Esteban Gutiérrez had a decent pace in the early stages of the race, but  then the rear tyres lost most of their grip which forced […]

Sauber: We were able to reduce the gap to our direct competitors

Sauber: We were able to reduce the gap to our direct competitors

The rainy qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai left the two Sauber F1 Team drivers, Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez, with mixed feelings. While Sutil put in a good performance and made it into Q2, Gutiérrez suffered a technical problem with the brake-by-wire system and got stuck in Q1. He ended up 17th. […]

Sauber: We were able to find some improvements on the C33

Sauber: We were able to find some improvements on the C33

In the First Free Practice for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, round four of the 2014 Formula One World Championship, Esteban Gutiérrez lost half of the session due to a clutch problem. Later he was hindered by an ERS issue, which did not cause him to stop but affected his lap times. However, the […]

Smallest teams write explosive letter to F1 power brokers

Smallest teams write explosive letter to F1 power brokers

Formula 1′s four smallest teams have worked together to write a letter complaining about the state of the sport, and their plight within it, to the powers that be at the highest level. Sport Bild revealed that the letter, initiated by Marussia and also signed by Caterham, Force India and Sauber, was addressed to the […]

De Silvestro set to make Formula 1 test debut for Sauber

De Silvestro set to make Formula 1 test debut for Sauber

Sauber Development Driver Simone de Silvestro will soon make her Formula 1 test debut. The 25-year-old female Swiss driver, best known for her Indycar exploits, recently became “affiliated” with the Ferrari-powered Sauber team. It emerged early this week that she underwent a seat fitting at Sauber’s Hinwil factory, and Speed Week now reports that she […]

Sauber: We found a couple of things which are quite interesting and helpful

Sauber: We found a couple of things which are quite interesting and helpful

On the second test day in Bahrain, the Sauber F1 Team ran through a shortened test programme with a positive outcome. After having issues with the power unit in the morning, the team was forced to interrupt the session for approximately two hours. The team could not therefore continue with the planned aero measurements. In […]

Sauber: We knew on this track our limitations with the powertrain would be significant

Sauber: We knew on this track our limitations with the powertrain would be significant

The Grand Prix of Bahrain, which took place as a night race for the first time ever, was a huge disappointment for the Sauber F1 Team. Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez were both involved in accidents that were not their fault, so were forced to retire. Gutiérrez flipped over, but luckily he is uninjured. Esteban […]

Maldonado penalised for bizarre incident which flipped Gutierrez

Maldonado penalised for bizarre incident which flipped Gutierrez

Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado has been handed a five-place grid penalty for the next round in China and given three penalty points on his Super-Licence for causing the crash which sent Esteban Gutierrez rolling out of Sunday’s 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Maldonado ran into the side of the Sauber at Turn 1 […]

Sutil penalised for dangerous incident during Bahrain Qualifying

Sutil penalised for dangerous incident during Bahrain Qualifying

Sauber’s Adrian Sutil was relegated to the back of the Bahrain Grand Prix starting grid on Saturday for forcing Romain Grosjean’s Lotus off the road in Qualifying. Race stewards handed the German a five place drop from his 18th place, as well as two licence-style penalty points, for the incident. Grosjean was approaching the Sauber […]

Sauber: With our performance we are not where we want to be

Sauber: With our performance we are not where we want to be

In the night qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, the third race of the 2014 Formula One World Championship, Esteban Gutiérrez was able to make it into Q2, finishing 15th, while Adrian Sutil had to abort his final quick lap due to traffic and ended up 18th. Esteban Gutiérrez (car number 21) Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari): […]

Sauber: We cannot be happy with the performance

Sauber: We cannot be happy with the performance

In the first Free Practice session for the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix, for his first time, Test and Reserve Driver Giedo van der Garde was behind the wheel of the Sauber C33. Although the car was completely new to him, he felt confident and was able to give the team some valuable information about the […]

Drivers tackling 2014 races without drinks to save weight

Drivers tackling 2014 races without drinks to save weight

Adrian Sutil will go the entire duration of the Bahrain Grand Prix race on Sunday without a sip of water. The tall and therefore heavy German lost almost 4 kilograms over the winter and is now complaining that, given the heavier 2014 engines, the 692 kg car-plus-driver minimum weight is unfair. Sutil claims he is […]

Sauber to run Van der Garde and Sirotkin in Bahrain practice

Sauber to run Van der Garde and Sirotkin in Bahrain practice

Sauber are giving both their Reserve Drivers Giedo van der Garde, and Sergey Sirotkin, track time during Free Practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend. “The team announced: Test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde will be called into action for the first time this season for FP1 on Friday. Regular driver Esteban Gutiérrez […]

Bahrain Grand Prix: Sauber preview weekend at Sakhir

Bahrain Grand Prix: Sauber preview weekend at Sakhir

Directly after the race in Sepang, the Sauber F1 Team is travelling to the third round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship taking place from the 4th to 6th April at the Bahrain International Circuit. Test and Reserve Driver Giedo van der Garde will be called into action for the first time this season […]

Todt says Williams, Lotus and Sauber are struggling financially

Todt says Williams, Lotus and Sauber are struggling financially

FIA president Jean Todt has named Williams as one of three teams crying out for a Formula 1 budget cap. Todt was asked by Welt am Sonntag newspaper about the highly controversial cap, opposed by many top teams as unworkable in practice. But Todt claims: “They all want this limit and it must be in writing. […]

Sauber: It is certain that such a race result is very disappointing

Sauber: It is certain that such a race result is very disappointing

The Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang finished early for both Sauber F1 Team drivers, Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil. Adrian’s car lost electric power supply and switched off out on the track. A short while afterwards, Esteban’s car suddenly stopped during the pitstop. After the tyre change he was not able to engage first gear […]

Sauber: Overall it has been a good weekend for us so far

Sauber: Overall it has been a good weekend for us so far

Mixed feelings for the Sauber F1 Team during a rainy Qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang: While Esteban was 12th, Adrian has to be satisfied with 18th on the grid because of a red flag on his last lap. The third Free Practice in the morning took place in dry conditions, but it […]

Sauber: The measures we took to move forward appear to work well

Sauber: The measures we took to move forward appear to work well

It was a good Friday for the Sauber F1 Team at the Sepang International Circuit. Both free practice sessions went well for Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil, and they were able to complete their programmes without any issues. The measurements implemented to improve the car worked well. However, there is still some work to do […]

De Silvestro hopeful of F1 race seat but experts doubt it

De Silvestro hopeful of F1 race seat but experts doubt it

Simone de Silvestro believes her chances of joining the Formula 1 grid in 2015 with Sauber are “good”. Last month, the Swiss team signed up the 25-year-old Indycar driver, nominating her as “an affiliated driver” of the Hinwil based outfit. Sauber’s February statement said that de Silvestro will undertake “on track testing, simulator training, as […]

Sirotkin continues push for Formula 1 Super License

Sirotkin continues push for Formula 1 Super License

Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin will set his Formula 1 ambitions back on track once he obtains a Super License. Amid Sauber’s financial crisis of 2013, the Swiss team appeared to be rushing the teen to the grid as the jewel in a Russian rescue deal. But when the 2014 season began without Sirotkin, Sauber team […]

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