Monisha Kalterborn leaves Sauber
F1’s first female team principal has been let go from Sauber. It’s evident that there is some friction between her and the team who is currently struggling at the bottom half of the championship board.
The exact reasons for her leaving are not clear. Sauber has however denied rumours according to which Kalterborn was against the team’s policy of treating its two drivers Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein differently (favouring one though which one is not clear). The Sauber Team denied this rumour stating that both drivers receive the same treatment.
2017 has seen been another rough start to the season with Sauber falling from the middle to bottom tier of F1 teams. This year, Sauber has only managed to beat McLaren who have not scored points once during the season, while Sauber has 4 points thanks to Pascal Wehrlein. Marcus Ericsson, who has been driving in F1s since 2014 has not scored a single championship point to date.
As for Kalterborn, her future is unclear. She’s headed the team since 2010 when the team was reacquired by Peter Sauber after racing unde the BMW banner for four seasons between 2006 – 2009 (after the German car manufacturer left the sport).
F1s will continue in Baku, Azerbaijan this weekend.