What is happening at Sauber?

Nick Heidfeld, European GP 2003

Nick Heidfeld, European GP 2003 

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Sauber's run of engine failures in recent weeks has been quite dramatic and there are some fairly unhappy people at Hinwil. The Sauber engines have been incredibly reliable over the years but suddenly everything seems to be going wrong and at a time when the team needs stability and results as it plans for the future.

"At the moment it is not clear what the problem is," said Peter Sauber at the Nurburgring.

The cynics in F1 circles say that the current engine problems might be related to the fact that there have been rumors that Sauber is considering a deal with someone other than Ferrari in the long-term future. That seems rather unlikely to us but it is odd that after years of great reliability Sauber is suddenly in big trouble.

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