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JUNE 30, 2004

Sauber will fight McLaren

The Sauber team suffered a heavy blow in Canada when the disqualification of the Williams and Toyota cars handed McLaren a handful of points and with McLaren picking up another five at Indianapolis the Woking team was able to move ahead of Sauber in the Constructors' Championship. Now McLaren is debuting its revised MP4-19B and hopes to be able to leave the Swiss team behind and try to make up ground on Williams and perhaps even BAR and Renault.

But Sauber is not going to give up. The team has used its new windtunnel in Hinwil to develop a more efficient front wing and hopes that this will give the team an advantage. The new wing was tested last week at Barcelona and the drivers are optimistic that it will be an improvement.

"We are hopeful of a strong race," says Sauber technical director Willy Rampf.