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BMW Sauber

Pedro de la Rosa, Peter Sauber and Kamui Kobayashi
Team owner Peter Sauber (centre) with drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi

Team Sauber-Ferrari 2010 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:32 UK
Race Date Race Pts Total Pts
Bahrain GP 14 Mar 2010 0 0
Australian GP 28 Mar 2010 0 0
Malaysian GP 4 Apr 2010 0 0
Chinese GP 18 Apr 2010 0 0
Spanish GP 9 May 2010 0 0
Monaco GP 16 May 2010 0 0
Turkish GP 30 May 2010 1 1
Canadian Grand Prix 13 Jun 2010 0 1
European GP 27 Jun 2010 6 7
British GP 11 Jul 2010 8 15
German GP 25 Jul 2010 0 15
Hungarian GP 1 Aug 2010 8 23
Belgian GP 29 Aug 2010 4 27
Italian GP 12 Sep 2010 0 27
Singapore GP 26 Sep 2010 0 27
Japanese GP 10 Oct 2010 10 37
Korean Grand Prix 24 Oct 2010 6 43
Brazilian GP 7 Nov 2010 1 44
Abu Dhabi GP 14 Nov 2010 0 44

"Peter Sauber has done a reasonable job after he took over the ashes of the BMW team and the Swiss built himself a solid outfit.

"People have questioned whether they have enough funding and the team did lose some key sponsorship but there has been enough.

"Sauber switched Pedro de la Rosa for Nick Heidfeld with five races to go and will have Mexican Sergio Perez in the seat next year.

"If I was to give vote to the most improved driver it would be a toss up between Mark Webber and Kamui Kobayashi.

"Kobayashi is a complete breath of fresh air, he's carefree, cool, adventurous and daring. He's just great to watch and I want to see how he will develop."


What is F1's biggest challenge?

To deliver the show that the fans want to see.

Does F1 need road-car manufacturers?

Yes, If not with their own team then as an engine supplier.

Will having more teams on the grid make F1 more competitive?

If the new teams are competitive, then yes.


Nationality: Swiss
Headquarters: Hinwil (Switzerland)
Debut season: 1993

Drivers: Nick Heidfeld
Team principal: Peter Sauber

Technical co-ordinator: Willy Rampf (James Key from April)

Engine: Ferrari V8

2009 position: 6th

Constructors' titles 0

Will non-refuelling change Formula 1 for the better or worse?

We will know after the overseas races.

The best piece of advice I have ever given a driver is...

I can't remember - this means that whatever my advice was, it was maybe not so impressive.

The best piece of advice I have ever received is...

Stay as you are.

Are you a wheeler-dealer or a techie?

I am team principal, entrepreneur, I drove races myself and I built cars. This is a quite unique combination.

What was your first paid job?

I worked in the factory of my dad and earned my first Swiss francs.

What time do you set your alarm clock for?


Can you explain your team's philosophy in three words?

Motivated, efficient, long tradition.

What is special about Sauber?

It's the fact that the team is based in Switzerland, and it has been successful for 40 years.

Why should people support Sauber?

It's a friendly, but serious team which had good success without making much noise away from the track. The team has nurtured young talent and brought some great names into Formula 1.

What is the most difficult thing about being a team boss?

If you leave money aside, which is important in Formula 1, then it's about getting the right people. The people are the most important asset in Formula 1.

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Constructors' world championship

Last updated: 27 Nov 2016 14:53 UK
Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 765
2 Red Bull 468
3 Ferrari 398
4 Force India 173
5 Williams 138
6 McLaren 76
7 Toro Rosso 63
8 Haas F1 29
9 Lotus 8
10 Sauber 2

see also
BMW Sauber's F1's history
04 Mar 09 |  Formula 1

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