Peter Sauber has denied recent rumours and reports suggesting the seats of his Swiss team’s drivers are in doubt.
With Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi failing to score a single point so far in 2010, it was rumoured Sauber could replace them with drivers who at least bring sponsorship to the mostly blank-liveried car.
But team founder and boss Sauber, 66, is quoted in Monaco by the EFE news agency: “I do not understand why this (claim) is repeated again and again.
“The Spanish grand prix was the first time we were able to give the drivers a competitive car, which is very important for their confidence.”
After a dismal start to the season, the Swiss believes Sauber’s fortunes are now beginning to turn.
“I think that in Spain we made significant progress and took two steps forward; something that was necessary,” he said.
Sauber also revealed that, after several steps of development, the C29’s F-duct system is now “working well”.