Sauber pays points bonus despite Aus exclusion

By on Monday, April 11, 2011

Apr.11 (GMM) Sauber team members were paid their contractual monetary bonuses despite the double-disqualification in Melbourne two weeks ago.

Both Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez were thrown out of the points after the season opener when the curvature of their rear wing top elements were found to breach the rules by 4mm.

Most teams pay financial bonuses to the drivers and staff on the basis of points scored.

"Despite the disqualification, we paid the drivers and the entire team their bonuses in full," confirmed team CEO Monisha Kaltenborn to Sonntagsblick newspaper.

For most of Sauber's 280 staff, the bonus per point is reportedly $90.

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