JUNE 10, 2024

Sordo joins Sauber as Performance Director

Stefano Sordo has joined the Sauber F1 team in the role of Performance Director.

Valtteri Bottas, Canadian GP 2024
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He will report directly to Technical Director, James Key. He has worked in various roles at Red Bull Racing as well as the role of Director of Vehicle Performance at McLaren.

CEO of Sauber, Andreas Seidl said, The appointment of Stefano is an important step in the development of the structure of our technical department. Stefano knows what a winning squad needs, brings a wealth of experience to the team and, with the different array of roles he played in the past, he is perfectly placed to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of our technical operations, and address what is required. We have a strong technical team in Hinwil, and Stefano's appointment will help us to harness these skills and turn them into performance as we continue in this crucial time for our outfit, with the Audi F1 works team being readied for its debut.

Technical Director, James Key said, As our Technical Departments continue to grow towards our new organization and future ambitions, I am delighted to welcome Stefano to the team as Performance Director. Stefano is a key addition to our team, one which will shape our understanding and priorities for the new cars' performance direction and in-season development, working closely with myself, as well as our Vehicle Performance, Aerodynamics and Track Engineering groups. Stefano brings a wealth of experience to the team, combined with his focused and hard-pushing approach, and is a strong and influential team player throughout. I welcome Stefano to the team and look forward to working with him towards our goals.

Sordo said, I am delighted to join Stake F1 Team KICK Sauber and take on a role that will have a direct impact on unlocking the performance we already have within our company, and help it reach new heights. The team is at a crucial juncture in its history, with the start of the Audi adventure just around the corner, and I am looking forward to tackling the challenge that lies ahead. I am excited about what the future holds: the targets the team has set for itself are ambitious, but I see a lot of confidence from everyone within this organisation.