SEPTEMBER 27, 1999
The Sauber Civil War
Sauber is expected to reorganize the management and we hear that former HRD manager Rupert Manwaring is likely to be involved with the Swiss team following the collapse of his talks with Benetton. The Sauber technical departments are being shaken up following the departure of many of the British engineers who had been working with the team. Tim Preston and Steve Clark have already departed and Andy Tilley is expected to follow them back to England. Sauber has managed to convince Willy Rampf to give up his job with BMW and return to the team. Rampf worked for Sauber between 1994 and 1997 as a race engineer before returning to BMW where he had previously spent 15 years in production car engineering. Rampf is already trying to find some new British engineers to replace Preston, Clark and Tilley.