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20 new staff to join Sauber in coming months

  • Published on 15 Dec 2017 11:57
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

With its newly signed title sponsor Alfa Romeo, Sauber is already ramping up its bid to end its backmarker status. Auto Motor und Sport reports that the beleaguered Swiss team, dead last in 2017, will have put 20 new technical staff to work by the time winter testing begins in February.

"The first began with us on 1 November," said Frederic Vasseur, whose first act as team boss this year was to end the planned Honda deal and arrange instead for Sauber to use current Ferrari engines in 2018. "The others will start step by step," he added. "In many cases, we will only benefit from them in the second half of the season in 2018." (GMM)

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  • Kean

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    Really hoping for a huge boost for Sauber next year, towards the end of this season they got closer to Haas and Toro Rosso. Let's hope they are ahead of them next year and battle with Force India and Williams for 6th in the constructors championship. Hoping to see a tight battle for pos 1-4 between Merc, Ferrari, RBR and McLaren, Renault will likely be a lonely 5th, then a tight battle fro pos 6-8 between Sauber, Force India and Williams, then Haas & STR will bring up the rear.

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    • Dec 15 2017 - 12:10
  • Its a shame that teams only have 3 units each, 2018 shapes up to be a really good year. Oh well, as long as we have a tight midfield, no clear backmarker and more than just Mercedes at the front, I'll be content.

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    • Dec 15 2017 - 14:15
  • Number of engines will make zero difference to the show, it's good less engines as new entrants are coming in because costs are being finally controlled and going down not up!

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    • Dec 15 2017 - 17:05
    • Im inclined to disagree. Looking at the amount of units actually used this season, and the amount of penalties failure or extra allocations costed the teams lead to the cost saving being more or less negligible. Mean per driver this year was above 4, meaning 4 units were not sufficient. Imagine having just 3. And the engine saving some teams had to do in the end of the season did most certainly impact the show.

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      • Dec 15 2017 - 17:30
  • Ferr

    Posts: 6

    The 3 engines and halo next year going to make F1 great cannot wait! not just mean less running and more fuel and engine saving. Will not bring more racing, over taking or more action at all. F1 is just a very expensive scale electrics money money money that's all it is crap!

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    • Dec 15 2017 - 17:51
  • Good for Sauber. I look forward to seeing them in the midfield next year.

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    • Dec 15 2017 - 20:35

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