Sauber sack Kaltenborn as F1 boss

When Longbow Finance acquired the company previous year, founder Peter Sauber retired with Kaltenborn retaining her position but relinquishing her shares.

Kaltenborn, an Indian-born Austrian citizen, took over from team founder Peter Sauber in 2012.

Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn has parted company with the Swiss outfit after an apparent disagreement with the owners, according to sources close to the team.

She subsequently remained with the company, heading its legal department before she was entrusted with a management role in 2001.

Multiple sources have said Kaltenborn has left her position, though the Swiss team has yet to officially confirm the news.

The takeover secured the team's future after years of struggling with funding following the decision by former partner BMW to quit F1 at the end of 2009.

Sauber have only four points in the season's constructors' standings and are second last, above only McLaren.

Following lengthy discussions, the two parties decided they could not find a way forward to work together and chose to part ways.

However, it appears that differences over the way the team is being run led to the sudden split.

Motorsport.com have stated that former HRT Team Principal Colin Kolles could be a potential candidate to take over from Kaltenborn, whilst others have suggested that Beat Zehnder and Technical Director Jorg Zander will most likely take control of the team's operations in Baku this weekend.

  • Julie Sanders