As Sauber’s own press release put it: “In what was a thrilling Canadian Grand Prix with great motor racing. Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa played a rather insignificant role.” Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 17 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’17.611 (-0.408) 1’18.019 Race position Average race lap 1’24.440 (-22.768) … Continue reading Another double DNF (Sauber race review)
Kamui Kobayashi praised his team’s effort in getting both cars to finish for the first time in 2010 last weekend. But he admitted reaching the top ten in qualifying gave him more satisfaction: Definitely qualifying means more to me because it shows my true performance. In a race you can always benefit from somebody else?óÔé¼Ôäós … Continue reading Kobayashi: ‘Q3 means more than a point’
Sauber finally achieved their first double finish of 2010 – and scored their first point as well. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 13 10 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’27.879 (+0.445) 1’27.434 Race position 11 10 Average race lap 1’32.992 (+0.005) 1’32.987 Laps 58/58 58/58 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade … Continue reading Turkish GP team-by-team: Sauber
Sauber retain the worst finishing race in F1 this year with another double retirement. Their drivers have just one finish each this year. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 15 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’15.692 (-0.228) 1’15.920 Race position Average race lap 1’31.186 (+2.186) 1’29.000 Laps 21/78 26/78 Pit stops 0 0 … Continue reading Monaco GP team-by-team: Sauber
Sauber achieved their second finish of 2010. But there was little else positive to take away from a race which went wrong for both their drivers on the first lap. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 12 10 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’22.026 (+0.301) 1’21.725 Race position 12 Average race lap 1’36.748 (+7.806) … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Sauber
Sauber’s new technical director James Key says the team is still coming to terms with the changes that followed BMW’s decision to sell the team last year. He said he is already making changes in the technical department to address those problems: The team is still recovering from its uncertain situation in the second half … Continue reading Key: Sauber still recovering from 2009
Kamui Kobayashi hopes to register his first finish of 2010 in the Spanish Grand Prix: We have an update to the car and I believe our reliability problems are solved. I should have a good chance to finally go racing after I have only done 19 laps in total in all four races. Kamui Kobayashi … Continue reading Kobayashi hoping for reliability fix
The arrival of new technical director James Key at the helm did not bring about an instant change in Sauber’s fortunes: they completed seven laps in China compared to eight in Malaysia. However that was partly due to Kamui Kobayashi’s elimination in the lap one pile-up, for which he was blameless. Pedro de la Rosa … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Sauber
Ferrari will use the two engines it removes from its cars in Bahrain for the Chinese Grand Prix, having concluded they are fit to be used. The team say they are not concerned about the reliability of their engines despite the failure suffered by Fernando Alonso and the Sauber drivers at Malaysia, and both Ferrari … Continue reading Ferrari to use Bahrain engines in China
Sauber have had a difficult start to 2010, with four mechanical failures from six starts and zero points on the board. From the next race at China new technical director James Key will be in charge of the team. Can he turn their fortunes around?
It was a wasted race for Sauber after similar problems on both their cars. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 12 9 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’48.771 (+0.979) 1’47.792 Race position Average race lap 1’44.954 Laps 0/56 Pit stops 0 0 Pedro de la Rosa Failed to reach Q3 and qualified 12th. Stopped … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: Sauber
This team endured a torrid season as BMW in 2009. Until a late update to their car brought them within touching distance of the leaders in the final races. Now back under the control of Peter Sauber, will they revert to their midfield role of the pre-BMW days, or get back on the upward curve … Continue reading F1 2010 season preview: Sauber
A BMW Sauber press release sent out over the weekend showed a new logo for the team (above) and referred to the team as ‘Sauber Motorsport’. The team has not officially announced the change of name and have not yet responded to questions about the new logo. It makes sense for the team to drop … Continue reading BMW Sauber to become Sauber Motorsport?
Pictures: Esteban Gutierreztesting for BMW Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez will enjoy the backing of the Sauber team in 2010. Gutierrez, 18, will attend Grand Prix with the team and be able to join in meetings and listen in on team radio. Sauber do not have a third driver for the 2010 season yet and this … Continue reading Sauber supporting Esteban Gutierrez
The destination of former Force India technical director James Key did not remain a mystery for long – he’s joining BMW Sauber. Key’s departure from Force India was announced yesterday. He will take over from Sauber’s technical director Willy Rampf in April. Key admitted the scale of the facilities at Sauber’s Hinwil base played a … Continue reading James Key joins BMW Sauber