Formula 1

Technical Director Smith leaves Sauber on eve of new season

1 Mins read

With the new Formula 1 season just around the corner, Mark Smith, the technical director of the Sauber F1 Team, has left the Swiss outfit.

The former Red Bull Racing and Caterham F1 Team technical director only joined Sauber last July, but with the Australian Grand Prix this weekend, Smith has departed the Hinwai-based team.

It is believed Smith left the team to return home to the United Kingdom due to personal reasons, with his replacement yet to be announced.

“The Technical Director of the Sauber F1 Team, Mark Smith, has decided to go back to the UK for family reasons,” said a statement from the team on Monday. “He has already left the company.

We would like to thank Mark for his efforts and we wish him all the best for his future.”

Related posts
Formula 1

Pirelli Expecting Teams to Adopt One-Stop Strategies for Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

1 Mins read
Mario Isola says he expects teams to adopt one stop strategies during this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix due to the amount of time drivers will lose in the pit lane.
Formula 1

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff: “We're under no illusions that this will be a straightforward season”

2 Mins read
Toto Wolff hopes Mercedes’ battle with Red Bull remains close in 2021, although he wants to see his team improve the performance of the W12.
Formula 1

Alpine looking to bring a new 'upgrade package' for Imola

2 Mins read
Alpine F1 Team Executive Director Marcin Budkowski says the team have a number of upgrades on the way for the next few races, with one such package in place for Imola.

Leave a Reply