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MANAGEMENT CHANGES AT SAUBER

Monisha Kaltenborn former Sauber team Principal and CEO - Photo: LAT

Monisha Kaltenborn former Sauber team Principal and CEO – Photo: LAT

Monisha Kaltenborn has stepped down from her position as team principal and chief executive officer at Sauber F1 ahead of this weekends Baku Grand Prix in Azerbaijan.

The changed was confirmed by Sauber Chairman Pascal Picci, with an announcement on the teams website.

“Longbow Finance SA regrets to announce that, by mutual consent and due to diverging views of the future of the company, Monisha Kaltenborn will leave her positions with the Sauber Group effective immediately.”

“We thank her for many years of strong leadership, great passion for the Sauber F1 Team and wish her the very best for the future.”

“Her successor will be announced shortly; in the meantime we wish the team the best of luck in Azerbaijan.”

Kaltenborn joined Sauber in 2000 to lead its legal department, before rising to CEO in January 2010 taking over the reigns from founder Peter Sauber before he retired.

Monisha Kaltenborn with Pascal Wehrlein - Photo: LAT

Monisha Kaltenborn with Pascal Wehrlein – Photo: LAT

The news comes off the back of another announcement by Picci, confirming that both it’s drivers, Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein, were being treated equally after suggestions that team owners Longbow Finance wanted to favour Ericsson, who they’ve had a long standing relationship with.

Until Kaltenborn has been replacement, the team will be overseen by team manager Beat Zehnder and technical director Jorg Zander.

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