Kaltenborn hopes for Sauber progress once financial situation improves


Monisha Kaltenborn - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Monisha Kaltenborn insists the Sauber F1 Team will be able to develop their C35 car once their well-documented financial issues are addressed.

The team boss of the Swiss team admits that it is important the financial issues are sorted and stability returns to the team for them to start looking forwards after being one of only two teams, along with Manor Racing, yet to score a point in 2016.

The team have been having financial problems all year, with payments to employees being late on a handful of occasions already, while Kaltenborn has been actively seeking investments from sponsors.

“I think one thing is we can take the negative with the performance because we are not there where we should be and where we want to be, but we know the reasons for it,” said Kaltenborn to F1i.com.  “So the positives are that the reasons are something that we can work on and resolve this points.

“Important is we have a certain stability in the team. Even if some people have left, the core team is very much still the same as it was before.  So that has not got much disruption in there, we have been able to adjust to the changes which are there and the teams are focused on getting out of all these issues.

“I think it would be worse if you had, for example, the financial means and still weren’t delivering because you don’t know what you’re doing wrong there.  In our case we know what we can still do but we just have to make sure that we have the tools for it, particularly the financial tools.”