The Sauber Formula One team has been struggling with cash for a while, most notably at the beginning of last year, when they contracted more drivers than they had seats because if two drivers’ money is good, more drivers’ cash must be better. So, to avoid that, a Swiss investment firm called Longbow Finance SA just…
Priorities, man. Are you really going to miss that shot if a big Formula One crash just happens right in front of you? I didn’t think so.
In a perfect race car design world, all shapes would be clean, and you’d need just one wing out back, one wing up front, and a smooth envelope of a car in between. But race car design is never perfect.
Formula One drivers Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson may not be sharing a giant latté with each other at Kerbey Lane after the race, either. These two Sauber teammates whacked into each other at Turn 1 early in the United States Grand Prix.
Close passes are one thing. Threading your wheel in between the two wheels of another Formula One race car next to you resides on a whole different plane of ridiculousness. Here’s the most beastly overtake of this year’s Canadian Grand Prix, courtesy of Felipe Massa as he goes around Marcus Ericsson.
The Sauber Formula One team was in a lot of trouble at the beginning of the season: they had more drivers under contract than they had seats. While Van der Garde ultimately dropped his case, it's clear from Giedo van der Garde's account of the weekend that they had zero intent to let him drive, anyway.
A new spirit of collaboration marked the discussions happening between the Sauber Formula One team and driver Giedo van der Garde after yesterday's court proceedings. Van der Garde submitted a Contempt of Court application after Sauber failed to secure him a drive, but that matter has been settled out of court.
There was no decision Friday as to whether Sauber would be held in Contempt of Court for their inability to get Giedo Van der Garde into the race drive he had been promised. That court case is expected to continue tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. AEDT, on Saturday morning in Australia.
2014 Sauber Formula One test driver Giedo van der Garde sued his ex-team to get a drive for this year–and won. Sauber signed drivers who brought more money to the team on top of their already contracted pair, and now Sauber could have their equipment seized if they don't comply with the ruling to let Van der Garde…
While many other Formula One teams this year are content with thinking "50 Shades of Grey" is a design mantra, Sauber does it right and gives us a car that's in a color! An actual color! Here's Sauber's cheerful blue and yellow 2015 car, sure to conjure up images of cheap furniture and köttbullar.
Sauber's Hello Kitty promotion with sponsor NEC are nothing new per se—they've been giving out the totes presh kawaii Racing Kitty plush and other themed prizes since August. It's just time to step up their Sanrio-licensed game.
In "news that makes me sad," Sauber test driver Simona de Silvestro's Formula One hopes have come to an end because of (surprise, surprise) financial reasons. If she gets replaced with a craptacular pay driver, I may have to start watching curling instead.
Travis and I are on our way to Le Mans, and here's a bit of why it's worth the flight from anywhere on this earth.
Sauber F1 has been around for decades, but there has been a lot of rumbling lately about its imminent demise unless funding was acquired. A trio of Russian companies just stepped in to help, and they may also have opened a spot for a 17-year old Grand Prix driver.
Formula One drivers are famously compact little guys and tall drivers are definitely in the minority. At six feet tall, Nico Hulkenberg is one of the taller ones. That means he has bigger feet. And those big feet seem to be too large for his new car.
During Saturday's qualifying rounds, I could hear the crowd chanting as I walked through the grandstands even with the earplugs in my ears to dampen the sound of the screaming Formula One engines.
A few months back Sauber F1 showed off an F1 car cut in half. That project took two years, but they didn't have the rights to show off the BMW drivetrain. Now they do.
It took the Sauber team two years to complete this, the first complete dissection of an F1 car. The results are absolutely fascinating.