Thursday, 28 July 2011

Kobayashi & Perez Staying At Sauber

Sergio Perez at the British GP
Sauber announced on Thursday that drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez will continue to race for the team in 2012.


Team Principal Peter Sauber: "We are very pleased with our drivers, Kamui has grown into his role extremely well this year. Though it is only his second full Formula One season, he is already taking on the responsibilities that naturally fall to the more experienced driver in the team.

"We are delighted with him at both a sporting and a personal level. We had an option of working with him in 2012 and there was never any doubt that we would take it."

Kamui Kobayashi: "I’m very proud that I can drive another year for this team and I want to thank Peter Sauber and Monisha Kaltenborn for putting their faith in me and the guys for all their work, In 2010 we had a very difficult season and some tough times. We managed to overcome this because we are a strong team."

Talking about Perez, Peter Sauber: "Sergio has achieved more than one could expect from a rookie, From the very first race he proved that he is capable of driving not only fast but consistently as well.

"And after the accident in Monaco he demonstrated that he can handle difficult situations too. From the outset we had already signed a contract with Sergio that went beyond 2011. With a rookie that always entails a certain risk, of course, but clearly it has paid off."

Sergio Perez: "I want to thank Peter and Monisha that they trust me. Of course it is very good to have continuity and this way I can intensively prepare with my race engineer for what will be my second Formula One season.

"But for now I’m concentrating on finishing this season on a high. The summer break will be very good for me because since my accident in Monaco it has been a busy time."

Sauber drivers very brief preview of Hungarian Grand Prix below.


 
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