Sauber will run Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi as drivers in 2012
EDDIE JORDAN'S 2012 VIEW
"Sauber did another solid job last season with their two drivers delivering some strong performances.
"Sergio Perez had a very impressive rookie year and was particularly impressive at managing his tyres during the races.
"The Mexican had a big crash at Monaco, but he bounced back and over the course of the year got the upperhand over his more experienced team-mate Kamui Kobayashi who was also at his adventurous and daring best.
"Team boss Peter Sauber is the nicest man in Formula 1 and he runs the team very efficiently and very professionally. It's a slick operation.
"However, it is a cut and thrust business and Peter has yet to win a grand prix. Unfortunately I think the level of competition is so strong, it's going to be difficult to change that statistic this season."
MEET THE BOSS - PETER SAUBER
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.
SAUBER FACTS AND STATS
Headquarters: Hinwil (Switzerland)
Debut season: 1993
Test/reserve driver: Esteban Gutiérrez
Team principal: Peter Sauber
2011 position: 7th
Constructors' titles 0
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.
Team Sauber 2011 Season StatsLast updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:31 UK