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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014

Sutil wary of Malaysia benchmark

Adrian Sutil says that Sauber's form in this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix will provide the team with information on the strengths of the C33. Sutil finished the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in 11th place and the German says that Sepang is a good barometer for the remainder of 2014. "The track consists of many fast turns, long straights and a few hairpins, which make it quite an interesting one," he said. "I am curious to drive the car on this track where the aerodynamics play […]

Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sauber missing speed - Gutierrez

Esteban Gutierrez has said that Sauber is missing speed after both cars finished outside of the points in Australia. Gutierrez finished the race in 13th place, behind team-mate Adrian Sutil. "It was a different kind of racing today, but definitely something we take as a reference," said Gutierrez. "In general we are missing speed and it’s a challenge to be able to compete at the front like this. As a team, we need to make sure we put everything together because the lack of speed […]

Posted on Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sutil: The car is not where we want it

Adrian Sutil has admitted that Sauber still needs to improve the C33 after qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. Sutil set the 14th fastest time during a wet session but reckons the car still requires improvements. "We had a difficult weekend as did many others," he said. "The car is not where we want it to be yet, but I am quite satisfied we were able to run without any problems during qualifying and that we made it into Q2. The yellow flag at the […]

Posted on Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sutil ancitipating Melbourne lottery

Adrian Sutil believes the season-opening Australian Grand Prix could be a lottery as Formula 1 enters a new era. 1.6 litre v6 power units have replaced 2.4 litre v8 engines and Sauber driver Sutil expects the uncertainty surrounding the pecking order to cause excitement. "Everything is new," he said. "Driving in qualifying will be very different to the race, because the cars will have more power than in the race." The German driver predicts that the new regulations will provide a challenge for both drivers […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sauber satisfied with first test

Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says she is satisfied with her team's progress during the first test at Jerez last week. Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez completed 163 laps across four days in the Sauber C33 at the Spanish circuit. "We are satisfied with the first test" said Kaltenborn. "Our car was ready just in time. The fact that the C33 functioned from the first day on track is a remarkable achievement by the team. A big compliment to everyone involved." "We wanted to see […]

Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sauber reveals C33-Ferrari

Sauber has unveiled their 2014 challenger, the C33. The car, which will be piloted by Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez, was presented during an online launch on Sunday. Chief designer Eric Gandelin stressed that reliability early on is crucial. "The radical changes to the technical regulations for 2014 mean that it’s even harder than usual to make predictions for the new season," explained Gandelin. "We know what kind of package we’ve put together here, and we are happy with what we achieved, but it is […]

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Van der Garde becomes Sauber reserve driver

Giedo van der Garde has joined Sauber as their test and reserve driver for the 2014 season. Van der Garde raced for Caterham in 2013 but will now switch to Sauber, acting as reserve to race drivers Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez. The Dutch driver will participate in selected Friday practice sessions and tests for the team. "I consider this an important step in my career," said Van der Garde. "It is my goal to help the team with the development of the new car. […]

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014

Sauber to reveal C33 on January 26

Sauber will unveil their 2014 challenger online on Sunday 26 January. The C33, which will be driven by Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez, will be unveiled two days before the start of testing at Jerez. The first test for the 2014 season takes place at Jerez between the 28th and 31st of January. Sauber will be the third team to unveil their 2014 machine. McLaren is to launch the MP4-29 on Friday 24 January, followed by Ferrari a day later, both online. Red Bull, Mercedes […]

Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sutil: Switch to Sauber a 'refreshing change'

Adrian Sutil says that switching to Sauber is a 'refreshing change' after almost eight years with Force India. Sutil joined Force India under a previous guise, Midland, in 2006 and graduated to a race seat when Spyker took over the team in 2007. The German remained with the squad when it developed into Force India and only missed out on a race seat in 2012. "It's a refreshing change. I had a good time with Force India for many years," he said at AUTOSPORT International […]

Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014

Sauber reserve Sirotkin to continue in FR3.5

Sauber reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin will continue to race in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series this year. Sirotkin, 18, finished in ninth place in his rookie campaign in the category last season when he raced for the ISR team. Sirotkin will switch to championship frontrunners Fortec Motorsports in 2014, alongside his duties with Sauber. The Russian is still being prepared for future a race drive in Formula 1 by Sauber. "It was a difficult December, with many important decisions for my career," said Sirotkin. "Now […]

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gutierrez to secure second Sauber seat

Esteban Gutierrez is set to secure one of the four last race seats on the 2014 grid. Bianca Garloff, the correspondent for the German publication Sport Bild, reported exclusively that Sauber will make the announcement about Adrian Sutil's teammate on Friday. The news will heighten speculation Sauber's Russian rescue deal is on the rocks, as the teen Sergey Sirotkin was expected to make his grand prix debut next year for the struggling Swiss team. Mexican Gutierrez, 22, made his F1 debut this year for Sauber, […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sutil had seat fitting in 2014 Sauber

After spending his entire career to date with Force India, Adrian Sutil on Wednesday began his next F1 chapter. "Look who we found getting comfortable in his seat," the Swiss team Sauber said on Twitter, adding a photo of German Sutil, 30, at the wheel of the 2014 car. Sutil, who began his career in 2007 with Force India's former guise Spyker, was at Sauber's Hinwil headquarters for a seat fitting in the new C33, which has already passed the FIA's static and dynamic crash […]