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Adrian Sutil signs for Sauber - Sauber fill one of their seats for the 2014 season

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Adrian Sutil signs for Sauber
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The Sauber F1 team have confirmed one of their drivers for the 2014 season, bringing Adrian Sutil across from Force India. The German was left without a drive when his former team filled their seats with Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez, and the move to Sauber comes as the options for the 2014 grid are rapidly shrinking.

It’s not the first time that Sauber have taken a driver from their midfield rivals, but team principal Monisha Kaltenborn is happy with their new signing. She says: “We have been wanting to work together with him for a while… Adrian is not only very fast, but also brings a lot of experience, which is very important looking at the new regulations for next year.”

Sutil also had his eye on the spare Sauber seat, saying: “I’m very happy we found common ground. Although I’ve known for a while where I wanted to go, in the end the negotiations took a bit longer than planned.”

Sauber also revealed their second driver would be announced at a later date, meaning they haven’t signed and sealed with young Sergey Sirotkin just yet.