Sauber Speak
SAUBER PETRONAS Team
By Jamie Makin
January 9 2005


Team SAUBER PETRONAS

Sauber-Petronas is one of only three independent teams remaining in Formula One, (Jordan and Minardi are the others). Sauber entered F1 in 1993 and has steadily improved in recent years. They have been the top independent team in the Constructor's Championship for the last four years (2001-2004).
Sauber is a small but very efficient team run out of Hinwil, Switzerland. Their factory includes a 7-post rig, a state-of-the-art wind tunnel, the most powerful supercomputer in Formula One and an adjoining facility with their title sponsor known as Sauber-Petronas Engineering.
Major Sponsors:

Petronas - Malaysian Oil Company
Credit Suisse - Swiss Bank & Co-owner of team
Michelin - Tyre Supplier
Catia - 3D CAD Design Software
Puma - Racewear and Clothing
Mobile Telesystems (MTS) - Russian Mobile Phone Service
Key Personnel:

Team Principal - Peter Sauber
Technical Director - Willy Rampf
Team Manager - Beat Zehnder
Head of Marketing - Sven C Zehnder
Head of Vehicle Engineering - Jacky Eeckelaert
Head of Powertrain - Osamu Goto
Villeneuve's Race Engineer - Giampaolo Dall'Ara
Massa's Race Engineer - Mike Krack
Chief Mechanic - Urs Kuratle
Contact Information:

Sauber Motorsport AG
Wildbachstrasse 9
CH-8340
Hinwil
Switzerland

Tel +41 (0)1 937 9000
Fax +41 (0)1 937 9001