Sauber: Risen from the ashes

Sauber: Risen from the ashes

Peter Sauber couldn't bear to see his team die when BMW pulled the plug, so he brought it back and is leading the outfit that carries his name into another season

Peter Sauber doesn't do controversy, outbursts or wild proclamations. He's been in Formula 1 for 17 years, all but four of those as a team principal, and throughout that time has remained a quiet man of the paddock. Even before his four years as a silent partner at BMW Sauber, the 66-year-old was never one of the more vocal members of the piranha club. Flavio Briatore he isn't.

And he won't change now, even though he has been forced – reluctantly – back to the front line after retaking control of the team he formed in 1970.

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