DECEMBER 27, 2002
Ress departs Sauber
Leo Ress, for many years the chief designer at Sauber, has left the Swiss team after 18 years. Ress, a BMW-trained engineer, designed the Sauber sportscars of the 1980s and early 1990s and then became the team's designer in F1 although lack of success led to his replacement a couple of years ago by another BMW engineer Willy Rampf. Since then Ress has been working as head of Sauber's research and development.