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Ex-Renault chief Frederic Vasseur joins Sauber as team principal // Swiss team find Kaltenborn's replacement

Published by Christine Blachford

Ex-Renault chief Frederic Vasseur joins Sauber as team principal
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Sauber have only been parted from ex-team principal Monisha Kaltenborn a few short weeks, but they have now found a replacement in the form of Frederic Vasseur, who was previously with the Renault team. Vasseur spent one season with Renault, but has plenty of experience in other racing categories.

He begins his duties at Sauber just after the British Grand Prix weekend, and is excited about the opportunity, saying: “I’ve been impressed by the facilities in Hinwil and by the talent and ambition of the workforce, and I very much look forward to complementing the team with my experience and determination… I am convinced that all together we will achieve ambitious targets.”

Sauber split with Monisha due to “diverging views of the future of the company” so have presumably found in Vasseur a like-minded soul. There is still speculation over whether their engine supply deal with Honda will go ahead, but in the meantime, they are shoring up their squad for the rest of the season.