MX23RW : Saturday, February 23 14:36:29

Sauber name still involved in F1 - Peter Sauber

Sauber name still involved in F1 - Peter Sauber
© Reuters
Peter Sauber has admitted that the departure of his surname from formula one "hurts".

Peter Sauber has admitted that the departure of his surname from formula one "hurts".

The 75-year-old Swiss, no longer involved with the Hinwil based team he founded, was on hand in Barcelona as the new 'Alfa Romeo' made its test debut.

"Of course it hurts that the Sauber name disappears after such a long time," he told CH Media.

"But the name is only gone from formula one. The company is 49 years old and will enter its 50th season in 2019."

Indeed, the name Sauber can still be spotted on the Alfa livery, and Switzerland is featured on the rear wing.

"And there's another side to it," Peter Sauber added. "For the team, changing the name to Alfa Romeo is a good thing. Otherwise, the owners would not have done it.

"And what is good for the team is also good from my perspective. I also did many things that were difficult but in the best interests of the team."

Another tribute to Sauber is that the new Alfa Romeo is called the C38, with the 'C' still a reference to Peter Sauber's wife Christiane.

And Peter Sauber noted: "Between 2006 and 2009 we built the F1 cars for BMW. Now it's Alfa Romeo.

"Sauber is also still registered as the manufacturer with the FIA, and neither the ownership or the management will change that," he added.



Click here for more stories about Peter Sauber

Click here for more stories about Sauber

Share this article now:
Kimi Raikkonen pictured on December 7, 2018
Read Next:
Raikkonen does not feel too old for F1
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account