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Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014

Sutil aiming to end Sauber points drought

Adrian Sutil says he heads to this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix with the aim of ending his and Sauber's points drought. Sauber has yet to score a point in 2014 with Sutil finishing the Spanish Grand Prix in a lowly 17th position. But the German has occasionally starred in Monaco - as he did in 2013 when he battled his way to fifth place when driving for Force India. "The Monaco Grand Prix is a very nice event every year," he said. "I really like […]

Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gutierrez: We achieved maximum

Esteban Gutierrez admitted that he achieved the maximum result possible during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix. The Mexican racer, driving a lighter Sauber C33, put his car in 14th place during Q2. "That was the maximum we could achieve today," he said. "Considering the difficulties I had yesterday, the team did an excellent job to put things right for today. We definitely still have issues which we have to solve, but being closer to the competition is motivating us. "Obviously, we are not completely […]

Posted on Friday, May 9, 2014

Sauber sure of improvements despite woes

Sauber say they are making progress with the lighter C33 despite their Friday practice sessions in Spain being disrupted by issues. Adrian Sutil had a few problems but reserve Giedo van der Garde came off worse when his car suffered a brake failure into the first corner. The Dutchman managed to keep the car out of the wall but had to take evasive action through the gravel trap. Sutil ended the day in 13th place and expressed satisfaction with the potential of the C33. "We […]

Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sauber duo place hopes on upgrades

Sauber racers Esteban Gutierrez and Adrian Sutil say they expect the team to make a positive step forwards at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. Sauber has struggled so far in 2014 and neither driver has scored a point, but the Swiss team has taken a substantial upgrade package to Barcelona in the hope of fighting for the points. "We have an aggressive approach on getting the bits together," said Gutierrez. "Both the team and Ferrari have been working hard to get it up to where […]

Posted on Friday, May 2, 2014

Van der Garde gets Spain outings

Sauber test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde will receive track time in the C33 in Spain. Van der Garde will replace regular driver Esteban Gutierrez during the first practice session next Friday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The Dutch driver will also be given a day in the car at the post-race test at the circuit, while Gutierrez will take to the track on the second day of the two-day test. "It is nice to come back to Europe and especially to Barcelona," […]

Posted on Friday, May 2, 2014

Sauber to bring major upgrades to Spain

Sauber will bring major upgrades to next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix as they bid to turn around their fortunes in 2014. Sauber has yet to score a point so far this season, with Adrian Sutil's 11th place in Australia their best result. Reliability has also been an issue, with Sutil finishing just once and team-mate Esteban Gutierrez twice. Sauber's C33 will be 'significantly improved', according to the Swiss team. Sauber will bring a car with an extensive weight reduction - an aspect which has particularly […]

Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sutil satisfied after qualifying improvement

Adrian Sutil expressed his satisfaction after progressing through to Q2 during qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix. Sutil set the 14th fastest time as wet conditions struck Shanghai on Saturday and reckons the weather aided Sauber's performance. "I am satisfied with today’s qualifying," he said. "Although the conditions were not easy, I am happy that we got through to Q2. This is a better performance in comparison to the last qualifying sessions. "We were able to benefit from the wet conditions and it was better […]

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014

Sutil: A lot of work ahead of us

Adrian Sutil has admitted that Sauber faces an uphill challenge ahead of this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. Sauber has yet to score a point in 2014 and Sutil is not expecting their fortunes to change drastically in China. "The driveability of the car is still not easy," he said. "I am struggling with the tyres to get them to work. There is still a lot of work ahead of us. "In comparison to Bahrain, I think we had more straight line top speed, which brings […]

Posted on Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gutierrez and Maldonado differ over crash

Esteban Gutierrez says that there was nothing he could do to avoid Pastor Maldonado during the Bahrain Grand Prix. Gutierrez was tipped into a roll by his Venezuelan rival at the first corner and was taken to hospital but later released. The race stewards deemed that Maldonado was at fault as he was given a 10 second stop/go penalty, a five place grid penalty for the Chinese Grand Prix and had his super license endorsed with three points. "First of all, the most important is […]

Posted on Sunday, April 6, 2014

Maldonado penalised for Gutierrez clash

Pastor Maldonado has been penalised for pitching Esteban Gutierrez into a flip during the Bahrain Grand Prix. Maldonado was exiting the pit lane when he hit the Sauber drive at the first corner, sending Gutierrez into a roll. The Mexican was able to walk away from his battered Sauber. Maldonado was given a 10 second stop and go penalty during the race but the stewards also opted to hand the Venezuelan driver a five place grid drop for the Chinese Grand Prix, as well as […]

Posted on Saturday, April 5, 2014

Gutierrez says Sauber not ready for points

Esteban Gutierrez says that it is not yet possible for Sauber to score points during a Grand Prix. Gutierrez qualified in 15th place for the Bahrain Grand Prix but played down Sauber's hopes of finishing in the top 10. "I am satisfied with the result of qualifying today," he said. "We managed to put together some fast laps. I want to thank my team; they did a good job in finding the right balance from my feedback. We need to look forward and still work […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sauber sure C33 issues identified

Sauber has identified the issues which have plagued the C33 in 2014, according to team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. Neither Adrian Sutil nor Esteban Gutierrez finished in Malaysia and while both drivers reached the chequered flag two weeks previously in Melbourne, they did so outside of the points. Sauber is reportedly struggling to get the C33 down to the weight limit, but Kaltenborn is confident that matters will soon improve. "Melbourne was important because we finished with both cars and Kuala Lumpur a disappointment because we […]