Monisha Kaltenborn has confirmed that Sauber staff have yet to be paid their full wage for February but they will be paid as soon as possible.
Following a difficult winter, where the debut of their 2016 challenger the C35 was delayed until the second test of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, Sauber now have regret that financial struggles have already affected their season before it has even begun.
“Yes, that’s true. Some of the February salaries are still outstanding,” revealed Sauber CEO Kaltenborn to Blick. “I deeply regret that.
“It’s tense. Right now, it’s the most cost-intensive time of the year. Concerning the transfer of a big amount of money from a sponsor from abroad, some problems occurred.
“We will solve this within a short time. We will get on top of the current issues and we will get out of this awkward situation. We will fight and we will get out of it, just like we did in the years past.”
Sauber recovered from a disappointing 2014, where they ended up pointless and last in the championship by finishing eighth last season with thirty-six points, and have retained Brazilian Felipe Nasr and Swede Marcus Ericsson for a second season.