Sauber looks in bad shape after ownership problems and poor performances

The Swiss Formula One team Sauber has been going through one of the most challenging phases in their history as they failed to pick up a single point for fourteen races in a row and both of their cars failed to make it to the finish line for the fourth time in this season. They are currently placed at number ten in the constructor’s championship. Their star drivers including Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez have struggled to work with the car that they have been provided by their team.

The cut down on finances has not helped the team either. The principal of the Sauber team Monisha Kaltenborn seemed to be confident about the bouncing bak of her team. She was not shy in accepting that there were several mistakes made by them in the beginning of the season but they are quite confident of learning from them and come out better and stronger. The team already has seven drivers to choose from but the final line up for the later part of the season has not yet been declared and the boss remained silent about it as well.

The Sauber team has been plagued with problems about ownership over the past couple of years, with their most recent owner seemingly committing himself to his Yacht Charter operation in Oban ahead of the team. Kaltenborn accepted the fact that they were looking forward to some strong partnership but she remained non-committal about the link up with the Canadian Billionaire Lawrence Stroll. The engine provider of the team is Ferrari and since they have been suffering with their performances in Formula One as well it has not been any better for them. The controversy regarding the Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin remains to be resolved. The drastic changes in the format of Formula One might affect their team in the upcoming season. According to the plans the bottom placed teams might be compelled not to compete in the arena.