FORMULA 1 NEWS: SAUBER TO FIRST PRE-SEASON TEST OF 2013
Sauber is looking forward to first Formula 1 pre-season test of 2013. Sauber team owner, Peter Sauber has said that after securing competitive results in this season, they are looking forward to the first pre-season test of the 2013 Formula 1 season which is going to be held at Jerez circuit on February 5.
The Swiss team emerged as the strongest midfield contender in this year’s championship and secured fifth place finish in the constructors’ championship after performing tremendously well throughout the year.
Sauber has said that he has full confidence in his team and they are currently targeting to make the necessary developments in their car so as to come up stronger in the next season to attain better results.
It is to be noted that their driver, Sergio Perez who received a lot of appreciation in this season has planned to join McLaren in the next year as Lewis Hamilton’s replacement. On the other hand, Hamilton has decided to move to Mercedes in the coming season and will replace the 43-year-old, Michael Schumacher who has said goodbye to the sport.
Nonetheless, the Hinwil based squad has found the perfect replacement of Perez and has signed a new deal with former Force India driver, Nico Hulkenberg for the coming season who has been considered as one of the most talented drivers in the field.
Besides, Sauber expressed full support towards taking the German driver in the team for the next year and admired his performance in this season.