Sauber: “The Honda engine 2018 will be a very new chapter”

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Sauber is going through a lot of difficulties to get away from the last positions of the grid and for many analysts the decision to change the engine Ferrari for the Honda will do nothing but further complicate that goal.

But Monisha Kaltenborn does not match with these assessments and argues that, in the Formula 1 it is difficult to predict what will happen in the medium and long term, so that the current situation of Honda should not serve as indicative for the future. “The things in the Formula 1 will move very quickly, no one knows where he is going to be in a month, at the end of the year or when we start the test next year. Knowing the magnitude of Honda, their abilities, their determination, I’m absolutely convinced that they will overcome their problems. The engine of the coming year will be a very new chapter”.

Knowing the magnitude of Honda, your capabilities and your determination, I’m absolutely convinced that they will overcome their problems

Kaltenborn prefers not to evaluate the relationship between Honda and McLaren, as well as the difficulties that both parties are taking to succeed. “we don’t know what exactly is the situation with Honda and McLaren, it is not our business. We are a different project, are different associations”, said Monisha in an interview granted to GPUpdate.net.

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A team is much more solid

Sauber was acquired by Longbow Finance to mid-2016 and, since then, the team has suffered from a progressive reorganization to reclaim lost ground and to adapt to the new Formula 1. “Maybe people are not aware of how much it has transformed this company. We have gone through difficult times, it has not been easy to survive in this competitive environment”, said the swiss.

“We have transformed internally, we have given place to the young people with talent, we have changed the business model to apply our knowledge in other areas of the engine competition. We aspire to grow constantly”, has said Kaltenborn, referring to the complementary activities to the Formula 1 Sauber develops in its modern facilities in Hinwil.

With the financial stability that we have from the change of owners, I believe we are returning little by little

Although the season 2017 is not being much less positive, the team at least has already got four points and has not been let down by the rest of his rivals, so there is still margin of manoeuvre to finish the season with a good taste in your mouth. “With the financial stability that we have from the change of owners, I believe we are returning little by little. We have to do better in the competition this year, but there’s still time to do so”. concluded the head of the swiss team.