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Sauber responds to Van der Garde's statement

  • Published on 18 Mar 2015 16:01
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
A Sauber statement: "Many of you read today's statement on Giedo van der Garde's Facebook page. So have we and we were, indeed, rather surprised. We don't know about Giedo's intentions. He may try to present himself as a winner, while we had actually hoped to come to rest after our agreement. Giedo decided to take a different approach – the reasoning behind we cannot understand."

"We'd have very good answers to the many statements and accusations in Giedo's post. But to expand on this wouldn't help our race team nor our fans and partners. It would only encourage a mud fight via the media and we will not lend ourselves to that. The next race in Malaysia is where our focus is and that's where we will build up on last weekend's success together with our drivers Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr. All our efforts are drawn to this objective."

"With this in mind we'd like to encourage you to form your own opinion about what happened, however critical it may be. From our side we herewith close the matter and look already forward to celebrating future achievements at the race track together with you."

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  • After reading what (no doubt) Monisha wrote, above, I think that Sauber would have better off - in the balance - saying nothing at all. Oh, maybe "thank you" for not putting them out of business, as he might have done if he persisted with wanting to driving against her lawless stubborness.

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    • Mar 18 2015 - 18:06
  • khasmir

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    LOL, to form our own opinion we need to know the facts but all she is doing is putting up a smoke screen to try and win back some sympathy. Weak, very weak...
    I'm sure VDG is not giving all the details and there are some half-truths to his story, but you can't ignore the decision from a supreme court.
    Why can't she just say: "yes I know we messed up but we're sorry and we'll make sure it doesn't happen again"?

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    • Mar 18 2015 - 18:55
  • jimac

    Posts: 30

    I have lost all respect for Monisha Kaltenborn.
    They should either have said nothing or offered their reasoning.
    The whole situation is/was farcical and on the evidence that I have available, I feel for VdG, not the Sauber management.

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    • Mar 18 2015 - 18:58
  • Sirhenry

    Posts: 759

    "We have very good answers...." Hahaha..after they lost 5 times! in court...You must be out off your f-ing minds. You lost your dignity and should be ashamed of taking 20 years of hard work, to get in F1, away from vdG.
    You took money from his sponsors and then put him aside...that stinks and Sauber became dirty!

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    • Mar 20 2015 - 10:49

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