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Sauber become third team to leave FOTA - Another name leaves the Formula One Teams' Association

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Fresh from the news that both Red Bull and Ferrari are leaving the Formula One Teams’ Association, the remaining teams are one further member down as Sauber have also revealed they will be leaving the organisation. A spokesperson for the Swiss squad would not give any specific reasons to the press but confirmed they have given their reasons to the Association, with the news that they wish to quit.

Autosport also reports that Toro Rosso are the next team likely to hit the headlines for leaving FOTA. It’s not clear whether they have handed their resignation in yet or not, but reports suggest there was no member of Toro Rosso present at a FOTA meeting yesterday, plus the team’s Red Bull links would likely pull them away.

The meeting in London was to discuss the future of FOTA, but Mercedes boss Norbert Haug is keen that the outfit continues, saying: “I think it is absolutely vital that FOTA exists. The aims that we have, the targets, are very important, and I think it is up to the so-called top teams to really balance it out.”