Peter Sauber on Saturday played down rumours linking his Hinwil based team with Nicolas Todt.
Spanish reports on Friday said Frenchman Todt, the 32-year-old son of FIA president Jean Todt, could merge his GP2 team ART with Sauber rather than go it alone in F1 next year.
El Mundo Deportivo said Peter Sauber’s ambition for his struggling former BMW-owned team is to “find a strong and stable partner and again retreat into the background”.
It is also rumoured that Todt recently visited the Swiss team’s headquarters.
But Sauber told the Swiss newspaper Blick: “I am not selling my team!”