Friday, 6 March 2015

Sauber to defend against Van der Garde action

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

The Sauber F1 Team have confirmed that they will do everything in their power to defend their interests after former test driver Giedo Van Der Garde took legal action against the team demanding that he drives for the Swiss outfit at next weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.

The Dutch driver states that he had an agreement in place to race for the Sauber F1 Team but that they reneged on the deal and signed Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr for this season.

Sauber F1 Team Principal Monisha Keltenborn stated that as the situation is currently in front of the courts it would be inappropriate for her to comment. She did say however:

However, we will take all necessary steps to protect our company, this team and its interests. Last year was a challenging time for us but going into the 2015 season we have been focused on putting steps in place to ensure that we are delivering the best outcomes for F1's fans.’

© Ben Johnston 2015

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