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about Sauber

Sauber Motorsport AG, competing as Sauber F1 Team, is a Swiss Formula One team. It was founded in the 1970s by Peter Sauber, who progressed through hillclimbing and the World Sportscar Championship to reach Formula One in 1993. Swiss investment firm Longbow Finance S.A. are the current majority owners of Sauber.

Having not won a Grand Prix as an independent, the team was sold to BMW in 2005, and competed as BMW Sauber from 2006 to 2009, scoring one victory. At the end of the 2009 season, however, BMW pulled out of Formula One and the team's future remained uncertain for several months, until it was sold back to Peter Sauber and granted a 2010 entry. However, due to issues with the Concorde Agreement, the team remained as "BMW Sauber" for the 2010 season. In March 2010, Peter Sauber announced plans to change the team name during the season, but the FIA announced that they would have to wait until the end of the season to change their name. At the beginning of the 2011 season the team dropped BMW from their name.

Peter Sauber sold his controlling 66.6% stake in the team, with the remainder belonging to CEO Monisha Kaltenborn also being sold; she had been a leading figure in the team since BMW's withdrawal.

The team was sold during the 2016 season to investment firm Longbow Finance. Pascal Picci took over Peter Sauber's role as chairman of the board and president.


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1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,

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drivers who drove for Sauber

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1 Jyrki Järvilehto
2 Karl Wendlinger
3 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
4 Andrea de Cesaris
5 Jean-Christophe Boullion
6 Johnny Herbert
7 Nicola Larini
8 Gianni Morbidelli
9 Norberto Fontana
10 Jean Alesi
11 Pedro Diniz
12 Mika Salo
13 Nick Heidfeld HEI
14 Kimi Räikkönen RAI
15 Felipe Massa MAS
16 Giancarlo Fisichella FIS
17 Jacques Villeneuve VIL
18 Pedro de la Rosa DLR
19 Kamui Kobayashi KOB
20 Sergio Pérez PER
21 Esteban Gutiérrez GUT
22 Nico Hülkenberg HUL
23 Adrian Sutil SUT
24 Felipe Nasr NAS
25 Marcus Ericsson ERI
26 Antonio Giovinazzi GIO
27 Pascal Wehrlein WEH

Sauber news

The Hinwil-based outfit revealed its aggressive new C37 on Tuesday, featuring Alfa Romeo branding on the back of a closer collaboration with Ferrari.The new car has adopted a different aero and mechanical concept, including following the lead set by Mercedes and Toro Rosso last year of having high front wishbones to help clear up airflow underneath the chassis.Intriguingly, the car's ...

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Sauber has put itself on a completely different level for the 2018 season. Its close association with Ferrari and bringing the Alfa Romeo name back to Formula 1 can only be a positive.I was involved with the early Alfa Romeo/Brabham engine project in the 1980s and was only talking with Gordon Murray about those years the other day. There are many memories from that time, not ...

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As part of a closer partnership with Ferrari this season, team boss Fred Vasseur concluded a title sponsorship deal with Alfa for 2018.The logos of the Italian car manufacturer, a sister brand of Ferrari, prominently feature on the engine cover of the C37.The car itself adopts a new aero philosophy, which technical director Joerg Zander hopes can deliver a step forward in form."The ...

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The Swede has seen computer renderings of Sauber's new C37 and is full of excitement about the progress that can be expected – thanks to moving to a current Ferrari engine plus the team's closer ties to Maranello."I think it's a big leap to have the same engine as the Cavallino," Ericsson told Motorsport.com during an event with Formula Medicine this week."The team have a lot of ...

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Sauber said the Ferrari-powered C37 will be launched online.In Monday's announcement, the Hinwil-based outfit also revealed parts of its new image, switching from its traditional blue to Alfa Romeo's red for its logo.Read Also:F1 2018: Launch dates, calendar, line-ups and testing scheduleSauber will have Alfa Romeo as its new title sponsor for the 2018 season ...

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The two teams lodged an official complaint with the Commission in September 2015, citing the division of revenues and drawing up of rules as "unfair and unlawful".Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, McLaren and Williams currently receive favourable financial payments from F1 in addition to the evenly-distributed funds earned from the constructors' championship.The pursuit from Force ...

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Yet there is no better proof for how intense, determined and focused he can be in his job than the speed with which he got on with plotting an all new direction for the Swiss team within minutes of getting his feet under the desk on his first day.The boldest move of all – cancelling plans for Sauber to tie up with Honda – was top of his job list when he walked through the factory ...

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Although his small Swiss outfit would be one of the main beneficiaries of any move to cut the spending of the big teams over the long term, he is cautious about how such plans are introduced.In particular, he has concerns that a simple budget cap may not be the right way to do it, especially if there was a risk of spending limits becoming the main talking point in the paddock."If we ...

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Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne had long mooted both bringing the Alfa name back into F1 and using Sauber as a fully-fledged junior team, and those ideas came to fruition in December when Sauber announced its Alfa tie-in and deal to run Formula 2-winning Ferrari protege Charles Leclerc.Asked by Motor ...

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Though Sauber spent most of the season at the rear of the grid and did not score again after Pascal Wehrlein's 10th place in June's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, it went from being cut adrift at the back to challenging other midfield teams in the closing races.The team gained pace from chassis developments, and also made a step forward in straightline speed.Sauber used 2016 Ferrari engines ...

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The Swiss team announced Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc as its 2018 race drivers at a launch event near Milan. The covers were then pulled off a showcar, revealing a red and white livery, with a large Alfa Romeo logo on the engine cover.Sauber will have closer ties with Ferrari next season through the deal with Alfa Romeo.The multi-year deal includes strategic, comme ...

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Ericsson had been in a fight with Antonio Giovinazzi for the second seat at Sauber, which will have closer ties with Ferrari next season thanks to a title sponsorship deal with Alfa Romeo.Although the initial idea of an Alfa Romeo team had been triggered because Marchionne wanted a proving ground for young Italian ...

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The Swiss outfit will be known as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team from next year onwards, with the two companies entering into a multi-year agreement.The deal will include "strategic, commercial and technological cooperation" and "the exchange of engineering and technical know-how", said a Sauber statement.As reported by Motorsport.com last week, an Alfa tie-up was a key p ...

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The Frenchman had said in Brazil that he expected an announcement to be made at this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the key choice understood to be whether Marcus Ericsson or Antonio Giovinazzi would took the second seat alongside Charles Leclerc.But although the team has decided that Ericsson and Leclerc will take part in next week's post-Abu Dhabi Pirelli test, Vasseur said on ...

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Sauber is set to bolster its partnership with the Scuderia next season, taking a supply of current-spec F1 engines, after running year-old units this year, and potentially becoming an Alfa-Romeo-branded F?rrari junior team.Ferrari-backed Formula 2 champion Charles Leclerc is widely expected to graduate to F1 with Sauber next season, after taking part in free practice sessions wi ...

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With the Swiss outfit keen to forge closer ties with its Maranello-based partner, it has been clear for some time that it would hand one of its race seats to F2 champion and Ferrari protege Charles Leclerc.However, the decision on its second seat has been much tougher to nail down, with Ferrari weighing up whether or not to place its other junior driver Antonio Giovinazzi there as ...

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Wehrlein revealed that he started struggling after the Malaysian grand prix - he was 15th and last in Japan, retired at Austin and could only beat one car in Mexico.Wehrlein believes that something has been wrong with his car, as he’s been forced to run a different setup to teammate Marcus Ericsson, but is hopeful new parts brought by Sauber will fix the problem.“We changed many ...

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It is widely believed that F2 champion Leclerc, who has been running FP1 sessions for the Swiss team, has already got the job – although some sources insist that a final decision has not been made, and that Giovinazzi remains in the frame.Sauber is obliged under its new engine and gearbox deal with Ferrari to take one of the Maranello young drivers, and negotiations are ongoing for ...

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The Swiss team, running a year-old Ferrari engine, fell off the back off the pack after the summer break, but has turned a corner in the last three races.In Mexico, Ericsson ran in the points for nearly half of the race before losing track position when the virtual safety car was deployed and then ultimately retired with what the team described "as technical issue around the rear ...

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The Swiss-based team has been evaluating ways to extend its technical partnership with Ferrari, and one option being looked at was to adopt a Haas-like approach of buying some parts from the Italian manufacturer.But having weighed up what was best, Sauber team principal Fred Vasseur says complications caused by trying to integrate new parts into its advanced 2018 car design have meant ...

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Sauber agreed a deal with Ferrari that gives the Swiss team the latest specification engine and its gearbox for 2018 and is now in discussions over running Ferrari junior drivers and extending the technical collaboration.Vasseur is targeting a return to the midfield next year for Sauber, currently 10th in the constructors' championship, and feels taking non-listed parts would help ...

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