Red Bull stays with Sauber

ONE could never accuse Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz of being conventional and his decision to sell his shares in Sauber but remain as a sponsor, while also supporting (and trying to buy) Arrows is best described as an idiosyncratic move. Mateschitz has however agreed a deal to remain on the Sauber this year as the likelihood is that the Swiss team will be rather more competitive than the Arrows-Cosworth combination. In the longer-term however Mateschitz seems intent on doing a bigger deal with Arrows but he may be pausing at this point just to see how things go for a year and whether Formula 1 becomes more popular in the United States - his primary target market at the moment.

The deal with Sauber marks Red Bull's eighth season with Peter Sauber.

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