The Sauber F1 team is currently facing difficult condition, with a lack of budget hampering its development potential, along with delays in the staff salaries payment, and lack of updates resulting in the team missing the in-season test at Barcelona.
The 2016 F1 campaign has been a troubled one for the Hinwil-based outfit, having sat out this week’s in-season test at Barcelona, deeming it pointless as they have no new upgrades to evaluate.
Sauber F1 boss Monisha Kaltenborn has worked hard on trying to find investors to secure its future, the Swiss team has no choice but to seek help from outside world.
When Kaltenborn was asked by the F1 insiders about when she expected the team’s situation to be resolved, Kaltenborn replied, via the Motorsport.com: “I cannot give any specific time but, of course, for us it has to be as quick as possible.”
“Of course, that would also help other teams who are also in difficult conditions, as we are not the only one. We need to work in surroundings that are a bit more favorable towards private teams.”
When asked about the current financial status of the team, Kaltenborn said in a statement, via the Motorsport.com: “As you know as a team principal, I do not discuss financial affairs in public and I will not change that.
“Yes, life is not easy – that is true – and like any other team, we are facing quite severe challenges. But we are working hard on solutions – which is the most important thing – and we hope to resolve the situation soon.”
Some analyst has suggested that Sauber’s future would be best served if it followed the approach adopted by the American F1 team, Haas. But Kaltenborn declined the suggestions, saying that the Haas approach would fit on his team.
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