Honda F1 website

MAY 22, 2004

Sauber and beer money

Our spies are telling us that next year we may be seeing a replacement for Red Bull as a major Sauber sponsor and we hear that the most likely course will be a Mexican beer company, keen to get into F1 to help international expansion. We hear that red Bull may decide to put all of its backing in F1 into one team, namely Jaguar Racing. This would make some sense, particularly if the team decides to hire Vitantonio Liuzzi to replace Mark Webber.

The deal would probably include a Mexican driver as well but only in a testing role.

Logical speculation is that this is likely to be Rodolfo Lavin, who was talking about F1 last winter before deciding to go Champ Car racing.