F1 – 2013 Belgian GP Practice – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamShell Belgian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 23.08.2013

Weather: light rain, then dry, 17-24°C air, 16-34°C track

It was a typical mixed bag of weather conditions during the free practice sessions at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps today. Free practice one saw the Sauber F1 Team facing a wet and then damp track as conditions improved, while the afternoon was sunny. Sauber F1 Team drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez were quite happy with the car in the morning session. Following the afternoon session, both drivers felt the car could be improved. The team tested some new aero parts and continued the testing programme on the passive DRS system, which is making progress. Read more of this post

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F1 – 2013 Hungarian GP Practice – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamHungarian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 26.07.2013

Weather: sunny and dry, 28-31°C air, 39-47°C track

The Sauber F1 Team went to the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest with an update that includes, among other parts, a new rear bodywork and exhaust package. This package produced the expected result. As all the other teams have, the Sauber F1 Team used the new Pirelli tyre with the 2012 construction. Overall it was a productive Friday, and the team has a basis from which to make further progress for the rest of the weekend. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 Hungarian GP Preview – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamPreview – 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix

10th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 26th to 28th July 2013

Hinwil, 22nd July 2013 – The Hungarian Grand Prix will take place from 26th to 28th July and will mark mid-season for this year’s Formula One World Championship. The Sauber F1 Team is looking forward to the last race before the summer break. After three days at the Young Driver Training Test at Silverstone, the team feels well prepared for one of the most technical circuits on the calendar. Both Sauber F1 Team drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez have fond memories of the Hungaroring and look forward to the race. Read more of this post

F1 – Sauber F1 Team – 2013 Young Driver Training Test

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamSauber F1 Team 2013 Young Driver Training Test

Hinwil, 12th July 2013 – The Sauber F1 Team will test with Robin Frijns (day 1 and morning day 2), Nico Hülkenberg (afternoon day 2) and Kimiya Sato (day 3) at the Young Driver Training Test in Silverstone, which takes place from 17th to 19th July. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 German GP Race – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamSantander German Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 07.07.2013

Weather: sunny, 24-26°C air, 42-45°C track

The Sauber F1 Team once again managed to score one point. Despite a safety car period during the German Grand Prix, which did not help the strategy of either driver, Nico Hülkenberg managed to secure tenth, overtaking Paul di Resta on the penultimate lap of the race. Esteban Gutiérrez finished 14th. Overall, the result was not what the team expected after a strong qualifying yesterday. Nevertheless, this weekend was a step in the right direction. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 German GP Qualifying – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamSantander German Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday, 06.07.2013

Weather: sunny and dry 22-25°C air, 29-43°C track

Qualifying for the German Grand Prix showed improvement for the Sauber F1 Team. Nico Hülkenberg was able to make it into Q3 and secured P10, while Esteban Gutiérrez came 14th. Hülkenberg opted not to do a timed lap in Q3 in order to save tyres and be free to choose his strategy for the start of the race tomorrow. The aim tomorrow is to get points. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 German GP Practice – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamSantander German Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 05.07.2013

Weather: cloudy and dry, 16-18°C air, 19-27°C track

The free practice sessions today went well for the Sauber F1 Team Drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez. The team was able to run through the whole programme in dry conditions and without any issues. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 German GP Preview – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamPreview – 2013 Santander German Grand Prix

9th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 5th to 7th July 2013

Hinwil, 1st July 2013 – After an eventful race in Silverstone, the Sauber F1 Team makes its way east to the Nürburgring for the German Grand Prix, which takes place from 5th to 7th July. It will be a Formula One debut for both Sauber F1 Team drivers. Despite driving in his third season, Nico Hülkenberg is looking forward to finally driving a Formula One car around the track adjacent to the Nordschleife in front of a home crowd. Esteban Gutiérrez has fond memories of the track in the German Eifel and is looking forward to a good weekend. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 British GP Race – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamSauber F1 Team – Santander British Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 30.06.2013

Weather: sunny, 21-22°C air, 31-34°C track

The result of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone was influenced by a series of tyre problems, which brought out two safety cars. The Sauber F1 Team drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez also suffered from tyre issues. Nico had to pit early due to a slow puncture, while Esteban had to pit twice due to a tyre problem and ended up P14. Nico managed to make the top-ten and secured one championship point. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 British GP Qualifying – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamSantander British Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday, 29.06.2013

Weather: partly cloudy 16-18°C air, 19-30°C track

Qualifying for the British Grand Prix was disappointing for Sauber F1 Team drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez: While Hülkenberg qualified 15th, Gutiérrez ended up in 18th. The team will need a good strategy in order to be able to finish higher up the field. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 British GP Practice – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamSantander British Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 28.06.2013

Weather: rain, then dry 17-21°C air, 16-20°C track

As expected Silverstone lived up to expectations with bad weather and welcomed the drivers with a wet FP1 this morning, which left spectators waiting for track action. During the second practice session conditions were still not ideal, but improved enough so the Sauber F1 Team drivers could run through the main items of the programme. Nico Hülkenberg also managed to get a few laps on the new prototype tyre compound that Pirelli had provided to all teams today. Especially in the long runs, there is still some room for improvement. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 British GP Preview – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamPreview – 2013 Santander British Grand Prix

8th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 28th to 30th June 2013

Hinwil, 21st June 2013 – The Sauber F1 Team heads to Great Britain for the Santander British Grand Prix, which will take place from 28th to 30th of June. The home Grand Prix for many Formula One Teams, Silverstone is a circuit with a lot of history and tradition. Sauber F1 Team drivers, Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez, both like the track and are looking forward to the weekend. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 Canadian GP Qualifying – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamCanadian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday, 08.06.2013

Weather: overcast, then light rain 15-16°C air, 14-16°C track

It was an electrifying qualifying session at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montréal. Only a few minutes before the start of the session it started to drizzle. All the drivers who decided to go out for a first run on dry tyres quickly had to change to intermediates for the slippery surface of the Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve. The track stayed damp for the remainder of the session. Both Sauber F1 Team drivers made it into Q2, but could not progress from there. It was tough luck for Nico Hülkenberg, as the red flag was waved 200 meters before the finish line on a flying lap that would have brought him into Q3. He ended up P11, while Esteban Gutiérrez qualified 15th. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 Canadian GP Practice – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamCanadian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 07.06.2013

Weather: light rain, then dry and cloudy, 16-17°C air, 15-20°C track

The first two free practice sessions at the Canadian Grand Prix were not perfect for the Sauber F1 Team. Due to rain in the first session, the team could not complete the testing programme as planned. Esteban Gutiérrez took this opportunity to gain experience in a Formula One car in different weather conditions. The second session saw Nico Hülkenberg struggling due to a build problem on his car. Read more of this post

F1 – 2013 Canadian GP Preview – Sauber F1 Team

Teamlogo_SauberF1TeamPreview – 2013 Canadian Grand Prix

7th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 7th to 9th June 2013

Hinwil, 31st May 2013 – After the start of the European season in Barcelona and Monte Carlo, the Sauber F1 Team travels to Montréal, where the Canadian Grand Prix will take place from 7th to 9th of June. The team has fond memories of Île Notre-Dame, as this was the place where former drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld claimed a one-two in 2008. After closely missing scoring a point in Monaco, the Sauber F1 Team wants to claim a positive result in Canada. Read more of this post