Things are very difficult at Sauber and as I’ve written before, I love this team and hate to see this happening. Monisha Kaltenborn has been working to get sponsors but after the departure of Mark Smith a few weeks ago and now head of track engineering, Tim Maylon, it’s not looking good at all. Maylon was only on the job for three months.
Sauber has also announced they will not be attending the in-season test in Spain as it requires a reserve driver and they have none as well as they are planning no developments to the car at this time.
I wonder how much Peter Sauber is involved at this point, if any. It seems that this team is a candidate for acquisition as it has a great staff and facilities to launch a serious run in Formula 1 if they had a good backer. A manufacturer might find they intriguing as well but with the way Haas F1 has entered the sport, perhaps no privateer is looking at a Sauber-type investment anymore?