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
The BMW Sauber F1 team has a new website which you can find here. As you’d expect there’s not much to see at the moment but there is a nice rolling gallery of the team’s racing cars including the gorgeous Sauber-Mercedes sports cars and early F1 cars. The team has also put up a few … Continue reading BMW Sauber launch new website
Kamui Kobayashi will stay in F1 after being signed by Peter Sauber’s team for 2010. The Japanese driver’s F1 career was in doubt after Toyota, who backed his career for many years and gave him his F1 break, pulled out of the sport.
The FIA has confirmed Sauber will be granted the 13th slot on the 2010 F1 grid after it was left vacant by departing rivals Toyota. Although the team have officially competed as ‘BMW-Sauber’ for the past four years, this confirms the return of Sauber as an independent outfit in F1, last seen in 2005.
All the active F1 teams bar BMW have signed the Concorde Agreement committing them to F1 until the end of 2012. But with BMW withdrawing their team next year, and former team owner Peter Sauber unable to complete a takeover bid before the deadline for signing the Concorde Agreement, there are doubts over whether the … Continue reading One final spot left on the 2010 F1 grid – who could get it and who won’t
What must Frank Williams have thought when Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld gave BMW its first win and first one-two at the Canadian Grand Prix three weeks ago? Since BMW left Williams in 2005 the Munich marque has grown in strength while progress at Williams has been painfully slow by comparison.