Sauber draws line under court case

By on Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Sauber F1 Team

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber had draw a line under the court case involving former driver Giedo van der Garde but attacked the Dutchman for his comments earlier on Wednesday.

Van der Garde announced that he and Sauber had terminated his 2015 contract by mutual consent and also revealed that he had been disappointed by the manner in which the team had handled the situation.

While eager to present their satisfaction in the resolution of the court case, Sauber criticised van der Garde for his comments.

"Many of you read today’s statement on Giedo van der Garde’s Facebook page," the team posted in a statement.

"So have we and we were, indeed, rather surprised. We don’t know about Giedo’s intentions. He may try to present himself as a winner, while we had actually hoped to come to rest after our agreement. Giedo decided to take a different approach – the reasoning behind we cannot understand.

"We’d have very good answers to the many statements and accusations in Giedo’s post. But to expand on this wouldn’t help our race team nor our fans and partners. It would only encourage a mud fight via the media and we will not lend ourselves to that.

"The next race in Malaysia is where our focus is and that’s where we will build up on last weekend’s success together with our drivers Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr. All our efforts are drawn to this objective.

"With this in mind we’d like to encourage you to form your own opinion about what happened, however critical it may be. From our side we herewith close the matter and look already forward to celebrating future achievements at the race track together with you."

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