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Sauber eyes investors and management

Sauber eyes investors and management

01/12/09 09:21

Sauber the reluctant saviour
Peter Sauber will begin looking for investors and new management when - and if - his Hinwil-based team is given the green light to contest the 2010 championship.

In 2006, Sauber was content with his 20% share and backseat role as a sponsor consultant after selling the team to BMW. But with BMW pulling out of Formula One and the Qadbak takeover failing, he is reluctantly back in the sport's spotlight, financing the 2010 season with a roster of sponsors.

He told the German language Schweizer Fernsehen that it is a "fact" that his medium term goal is to find new investors and chiefs, because he has no plans to sit "for the next three or four years on the pit wall."

Sauber, currently the sole team owner and principal, said he felt obliged to step in and rescue the F1 outfit he founded in 1993.

"Probably Hinwil would have closed and all jobs would have been lost," he said. "The wind tunnel, one of the very best in Europe, would be redundant.
It would have been a crying shame."

He is confident the FIA will green-light Sauber's official team entry in the coming days, and thereafter two drivers will be signed, saying that the team's late arrival on the market does not mean there are no quality drivers to choose from.

"There are experienced drivers like Nick Heidfeld, Jarno Trulli, and Pedro de la Rosa lives in Zurich and would be close by. Then there are a few boys; (Vitaly) Petrov, and (Kamui) Kobayashi."

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I hope F1 gives him a spot on the grid. As of today, They weren't on the list, but Toyota still was. Evidently, Toyota is trying to avoid the $150 mill fine by using their name on the new Stephan GP team.
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