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Sauber F1 Team information & statistics

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Monisha Kaltenborn
Team Principal: M. Kaltenborn

Name Sauber
Country Switzerland Switzerland
First Race Mar 14th 1993 South African Grand Prix result
Last Race Nov 29th 2015 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result
Best Qualifying 2 - (3 times)
Best Result 2 - (2 times)
First Podium Sep 10th 1995 Italian Grand Prix result
Last Podium Oct 7th 2012 Japanese Grand Prix result


Sauber C34 F1 Car

Sauber F1 statistics

Races 295
Race Starts 294
Drivers' Titles 0
Constructors' Titles 0
Victories 0
Poles 0
Podiums 10
Points 414
Fastest Laps 3
Laps 28524
One/two finishes 0


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Sauber F1 Team Drivers

Sauber F1 Team F1 drivers

Felipe Nasr

12. Felipe Nasr
Races 19
Drivers' Titles 0
Victories 0
Poles 0
Podiums 0
Points 27
Fastest Laps 0
Laps 1072

Felipe-Nasr--helmet-2015
Helmet of Felipe Nasr

Marcus-Ericsson-2015

9. Marcus Ericsson

Races 35
Drivers' Titles 0
Victories 0
Poles 0
Podiums 0
Points 9
Fastest Laps 0
Laps 1717

Marcus Ericsson helmet
Helmet of Marcus Ericsson

Achievements Sauber F1 Team drivers

Driver Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Laps Fastest Points
Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 65 0 0 2 2 0 2935 0 42
Brazil Felipe Massa 52 0 0 0 0 0 2714 0 27
Germany Nick Heidfeld 50 0 0 1 1 0 2602 0 25
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 49 0 0 2 2 0 2265 0 20
Mexico Esteban Gutierrez 38 0 0 0 0 0 1968 1 6
Brazil Pedro Diniz 33 0 0 0 0 0 1325 0 3
France Jean Alesi 32 0 0 1 1 0 1515 0 11
Austria Karl Wendlinger 25 0 0 0 0 0 1144 0 11
Mexico Sergio Pérez 20 0 2 1 3 0 931 1 66
Japan Kamui Kobayashi 20 0 0 1 1 0 1043 1 60
Sweden Marcus Ericsson 19 0 0 0 0 0 1001 0 9
Brazil Felipe Nasr 19 0 0 0 0 0 1072 0 27
Germany Adrian Sutil 19 0 0 0 0 0 865 0 0
Finland Jyrki Järvilehto 18 0 0 0 0 0 757 0 5
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 18 0 0 0 0 0 1032 0 22
Germany Nico Hülkenberg 18 0 0 0 0 0 1044 0 51
Canada Jacques Villeneuve 18 0 0 0 0 0 1033 0 9
Finland Mika Salo 17 0 0 0 0 0 872 0 6
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 17 0 0 0 0 0 756 0 9
France Jean-Christophe Boullion 11 0 0 0 0 0 535 0 3
Italy Andrea de Cesaris 9 0 0 0 0 0 273 0 1
Italy Gianni Morbidelli 7 0 0 0 0 0 355 0 0
Italy Nicola Larini 5 0 0 0 0 0 277 0 1
Argentina Norberto Fontana 4 0 0 0 0 0 210 0 0


Sauber F1 Team History

Sauber F1 Team History

Kimi Raikkonen Sauber C20 Monaco 2001

Raikkonen in Sauber C20 (2001)

In 1993 Suisse car owner Peter Sauber saw his dream come true when his Sauber team were admitted into Formula One. At last the popular owner had a Formula One car with his name splashed down the sides. His team have rarely threatened at the front of the grid, their only major challenge came in 2008 when they were called BMW Sauber, but Sauber are one of the more popular teams on the gird.

There forte has always been blooding young drivers. World Champion Kimi Raikkonen and race winner Felipe Massa have both started their careers with Sauber, while in recent years talented youngsters Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez have been given a chance. The team has always enjoyed a friendly relationship with Ferrari, who encourages their novices such as Massa to gain experience with the team.
Robert Kubica crash at Canada 2007 F1 GP

Kubica crash at Canada 2007

Sauber have mainly been the ultimate midfield team with the odd podium here and there and consistently finish about 7th in the constructor’s standings. However when BMW came in 2006 they had the wish to win the title. With star driver Robert Kubica driving for them the team was in the hunt for the 2008 world championship, with Kubica winning the teams only ever race in Canada. Ultimately he fell short of winning the title as Lewis Hamilton and McLaren won , but it seemed a positive stride had been taken by the team.

Nico Hulkenberg driving the Sauber C32 at 2013 Malaysian F1 GP

Hulkenberg, Sauber C32 Malaysia

However just a year later BMW announced their withdrawal from the sport and sold their share back to founder Peter Sauber. The team retook its original name and, unfortunately, retook its position back in the middle of the pack. Financial problems have arisen for Sauber and they have been forced to sign young drivers who bring in lucrative sponsorship. Their future in the sport is unclear, but everyone will be pulling for one of the grids most popular teams.


Sauber F1 Team Achievements

Sauber F1 Team Finish Positions

22 Times
38 Times
419 Times
522 Times
644 Times
734 Times
838 Times
945 Times
1041 Times
1136 Times
1220 Times
1325 Times
1424 Times
1510 Times
168 Times
172 Times
182 Times
192 Times
201 Time
DSQ2 Times
NC1 Time
Ret194 Times
WD3 Times
DNS6 Times


Sauber F1 Team Championship Positions

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78777688
20012002200320042005201220132014
456686710
2015       
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