Sauber celebrate 25 years in F1 this year, with Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein joining Swede Marcus Ericsson at the team
WHAT’S NEW ? Wehrlein’s pre-season prep was scuppered when he hurt his neck in a crash at the Race of Champions event. He missed the rst test, and Ferrari’s reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi took his place. Technical director Jörg Zander rejoins the team, and is restructuring as part of an efciency drive. His aim is to establish Sauber in the mid-eld.
F1 RA CING’S VERDICT Despite Zander’s arrival, the C36 isn’t going to set the world on re, so expect another difcult season for these perennial backmarkers.
TEAM DETAILS Name Sauber F1 Team Address Wildbachstrasse 9, 8340, Hinwil, Switzerland Chassis C36 Engine Ferrari 059/5 Website sauberf1team.com Twitter @SauberF1Team
KEY PERSONNEL President Peter Sauber Team principal and CEO Monisha Kaltenborn Technical director Jörg Zander Head of trackside engineering Xevi Pujolar Strategy engineer Ruth Buscombe
TEAM HISTORY Founded 1970 First GP S Africa 1993 Races started 332 Wins 0 Poles 0 Fastest laps 3 Points 460 Drivers’ titles 0 Constructors’ titles 0