Sauber has finally announced that Frederic Vasseur will be its new team principal, amid rumours that the deal announced with Honda may be cancelled. This is an odd story in that it would mean that Honda would be out of F1 if McLaren does not stay with the Swiss team. It is unlikely that the Formula 1 group would allow that to happen. So Honda will either stay with McLaren or stick with Sauber. In theory Sauber could switch to Mercedes or stay with Ferrari and that decision will be based not only on money but also on politics.