Peter Sauber on saving his team

Peter Sauber on saving his team

Peter Sauber is one of the few remaining old school F1 team bosses. After four years away - as a shareholder in the BMW team - he came back for 2010 to save the team he set up. Dieter Rencken talks to him about F1 old and new

When it comes to profiling team principals, this column generally steers well clear – except, that is, when it comes to Peter Sauber, who has thrice been featured, each time lucidly sharing the philosophies which kept his eponymous Formula 1 team in business between 1993 and 2005, when he sold a majority share in PP Sauber AG to BMW.

In typical low-key, yet totally open fashion an extremely relaxed Peter Sauber shared his reasons for the transaction in an interview conducted during the 2006 German Grand Prix – a year after selling to BMW, and six months after relinquishing the team principal role.

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