Imminent Sauber investment is 'long-term thinking'


Monisha Kaltenborn says imminent Sauber investment is "long-term thinking" for the team.

Sauber has been struggling financially for a number of years - in part due to the increased costs since the current power unit regulations were introduced in 2014 - but is set for significant investment in the near future. With confirmation of the deal expected before the end of the European season, Kaltenborn says Sauber has not been working on a short-term fix.

“This is long-term thinking," Kaltenborn told F1i. "A good solution for the team. We are working on it and when the time is right we shall announce it.”

Asked how long the team has been working on the investment, Kaltenborn replied: “No timeframes, nothing.

"We are not the kind of team like some teams out here when you all know even when the board meetings are taking place! We are not like that. When we say this, we know what we are doing, I know what I’m doing, and it would be fine.”

Felipe Nasr says the investment should hopefully allow the team to chase points later this season after stagnating as a result of a lack of updates.

“Yeah we have been waiting for that for a while now we know everything improves little bits in the car, it makes the car quicker," Nasr said. "As the races go on you see the teams are going forward, and we are pretty much where we have always been in a place out of car performance and the others are always shifting forward.

"The year goes not only for me as a driver but everyone in the team, but we can still fight for the next 11 races, so still plenty of races to go. Getting the car on the right level of performance, getting the updates to work; I don’t think we are too far from scoring a point."

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