Tuesday, 6 January 2015

New Sauber trio bring in half of the team's budget through sponsorship

(Sauber F1 Team)

The Sauber Formula One Team will earn a reported £50 million thanks to their new driver line-up. The Swiss based outfit who failed to secure a single point in 2014 confirmed following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson would replace Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez at the team this season.

Sauber have also confirmed that they have signed Scuderia Ferrari Young Driver Academy graduate Raffaele Marciello as their official test and reverse driver.

According to Blick newspaper the money comes from sponsorship in the form of food packaging manufacturer Tetra Pak from Marcus Ericsson while Felipe Nasr brings sponsorship from Banco Du Brasil.

The report also states that Marciello’s arrival at the Sauber F1 Team will give the Swiss team discounted Ferrari power units for a reported £10 million.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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