F1 News: 2014 Russian GP Practice – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoRussian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 10.10.2014
Weather: sunny and dry, 19-22°C air, 18-33°C track

Today it was the first time since Jules Bianchi’s serious accident last weekend in Suzuka, that the engines have been started again. On the new circuit built in the Olympic park in Sochi, the Formula One teams prepared for the Russian Grand Prix, which is a new round Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Russian GP Preview – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoPreview – 2014 Russian Grand Prix
16th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 10th to 12th October 2014

Sochi, 8th October 2014 – With respect to the injured Jules Bianchi, for this race the Sauber F1 Team will not be sending out its usual preview (with their explanations about the track’s characteristics and technical aspects from the drivers and the Head of Track Engineering). Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Japanese GP Race – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoJapanese Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 5.10.2014
Weather: wet, 19-20°C air, 22-24°C track

The Japanese Grand Prix was overshadowed by a big accident involving Jules Bianchi. The Marussia driver went off the track on lap 41 and crashed into a trackside vehicle which was in the run off area. As a result, the race was stopped on lap 45. Everybody in the Sauber F1 Team wishes Jules the best. Esteban Gutiérrez finished the race, which took place in wet conditions and was stopped twice, Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Japanese GP Qualifying – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoJapanese Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday, 4.10.2014
Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 23-25°C air, 35-41°C track

In qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, both Sauber F1 Team drivers managed to make it into Q2. However, there they finished in P15 (Adrian Sutil) and P16 (Esteban Gutiérrez). Things could look very different tomorrow, if the current weather forecast is correct and there will be rain during the race. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Japanese GP Practice – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoJapanese Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 3.10.2014
Weather: sunny and dry, 27-31°C air, 31-45°C track

In the first free practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil worked mainly on the set-up of their cars. However, both Sauber F1 Team drivers were unhappy with the balance of their C33s. In FP2, they were able to make some progress, but the optimal use of the tyres in particular still leaves a lot of room for improvements. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Japanese GP Preview – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoPreview – 2014 Japanese Grand Prix
15th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 3rd to 5th October 2014

Hinwil, 29th September 2014 – The Japanese Grand Prix will be the next race in Asia for the Sauber F1 Team. In the land of the rising sun, the 15th round of the FIA Formula One World Championship will take place from the 3rd to 5th October on the Suzuka Circuit. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Singapore GP Race – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoSingapore Airlines Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 21.09.2014
Weather: dry, 29-30°C air, 33-37°C track

The Singapore Grand Prix ended in a huge disappointment for the Sauber F1 Team. Neither of the drivers finished the race. Esteban Gutiérrez had to retire on lap 18 due to an electrical problem with the power unit, while Adrian Sutil’s car had a water leak which forced the team to retire him on lap 41 so not to risk an engine failure. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Singapore GP Qualifying – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoSingapore Airlines Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday, 20.09.2014
Weather: dry, 27-28°C air, 31-37°C track

In qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix the Sauber F1 Team’s drivers were 14th (Esteban Gutiérrez) and 17th (Adrian Sutil). The Mexican was able to run in qualifying without any issues, but the German was missing quite a lot of top speed on the straights as shown by the data. In general, the team was able to reduce the time gap to its direct competitors. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Singapore GP Practice – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoSingapore Airlines Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 19.09.2014
Weather: dry, 28-30°C air, 34-40°C track

For the practice sessions for the Singapore Grand Prix the Sauber F1 Team was able to mainly run through the planned programme, but was limited by an unexpected problem. Issues with the energy management resulted in limitations during the long run. The team is now working on a solution together with the engine manufacturer. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Singapore GP Preview – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoPreview – 2014 Singapore Airlines Grand Prix
14th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 19th to 21st September 2014

Hinwil, 12th September 2014 – After the last European race in Monza the Sauber F1 Team will travel to one of the season highlights in the Far East, the Singapore Grand Prix. The island of Singapore is again hosting the traditional night race, and the event will take place from the 19th to 21st September on the Marina Bay Street Circuit. This year, the 14th round of the FIA Formula One World Read more of this post

F1 News – 2014 Italian GP Race – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoItalian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 07.09.2014
Weather: sunny and dry, 25-26°C air, 37-45°C track

The Italian Grand Prix on the highspeed track in Monza became, as expected, a difficult race for the Sauber F1 Team. Adrian Sutil finished the 13th round of the FIA Formula One World Championship in 15th. After having made contact with another competitor, Esteban Gutiérrez had to come in for an unexpected pit stop due to a flat tyre. Due to a penalty that was imposed by the stewards after Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Italian GP Qualifying – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoItalian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday, 06.09.2014
Weather: sunny and dry, 22-26°C air, 32-46°C track

In qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez came in 15th and 16th, achieving more or less the positions which were realistic for the Sauber F1 Team on a high speed track like this one. Esteban made a mistake on his final lap, and Adrian lost time in the third free practice due to a hydraulic issue on his car, however, this didn’t really change the overall picture. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Italian GP Practice – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoItalian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 05.09.2014
Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 21-26°C air, 25-43°C track

At the Italian Grand Prix on the high speed track in Monza Esteban Gutiérrez, along with test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde, concentrated mainly on aerodynamic comparisons. In the afternoon, Adrian Sutil was back behind the wheel of the C33. For both drivers the main focus was on race preparation by running low and high fuel loads with both tyre compunds. As expected, it was quite Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Italian GP Preview – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoPreview – 2014 Italian Grand Prix
13th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 5th to 7th September 2014

Hinwil, 1st September 2014 – After Hockenheim, the Italian Grand Prix is another home race for the Sauber F1 Team as the Monza track is not far from the Swiss border. The final European round of the FIA Formula One World Championship will take place from the Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Belgian GP Race – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoShell Belgian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 24.08.2014

Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 13-16°C air, 21-31°C track

In the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps the Sauber F1 Team drivers applied different strategies, which in the end didn’t make a significant difference. Adrian Sutil, who stopped three times, finished in 14th , while Esteban Gutiérrez, who pitted twice, was 15th. Read more of this post