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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

Sutil: C33 still difficult to control

Sauber driver Adrian Sutil says that the C33 is still a difficult car to control. Sutil was 13th quickest during practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. "In comparison to Melbourne, we made a few steps forward," he said. "The things we had on our plan partly worked out. However, the car is difficult to control and it is not easy to drive. We have a lot work ahead of us. We made steps in the right direction and it is working better than […]

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

Bottas and Gutierrez hit with penalties

Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Gutierrez have been hit with grid penalties ahead of qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. The gearboxes on both the Williams and Sauber cars required replacing after problems in final practice. The pair will now drop five places from wherever they qualify as a result. Gearboxes are supposed to last for six events in 2014.

Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gutierrez targets qualifying improvement

Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez believes that he must improve on his qualifying performances if he is to move up the grid in 2014. Gutierrez made it through to the final segment of qualifying on only two occasions in 2013, leaving the Mexican frequently playing catch-up during the races. He scored points on one occasion, when he finished seventh in Japan. "I think it's mainly the experience I gained which gives me more confidence," he told Crash.net. "It's important to have this confidence in order to […]

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 Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gutierrez enjoying turbo feel

Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez says he is enjoying the feel of the new power units after he completed his running in the first test at Jerez. Gutierrez conducted 53 laps at the Spanish circuit on Wednesday and says that he was enjoying the feel of the turbo. "It's more enjoyable, more power, I'm enjoying the way the turbo feels and it’s interesting," he said. "[There's] a lot more range [on the gearbox]: you can either use second or third in a corner, you can early […]

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 […]