Sauber says Schumie 'appealing'

2012-10-02 07:53

BERLIN, Germany - F1 team Sauber is looking at signing seven-times World champion Michael Schumacher, 43, when he leaves Mercedes at the end of 2012.

Chief executive officer Monisha Kaltenborn told Bild newspaper: "Of course they are appealing thoughts and of course you consider bringing a seven-times champion on board if he becomes available."


Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm said at the weekend: "Everything is possible."

Sauber will have a free seat at the end of the season because driver Sergio Perez is to move to McLaren to take over from Lewis Hamilton who is moving to Mercedes.

If he were to join Sauber Schumacher would earn way less and have a less competitive car. Kaltenborn admitted: "We can't compete with Schumacher's previous teams Ferrari and Mercedes."

Swiss media, however, said that Force India driver Nico Huelkenberg was considered favourite to take over from Perez.


  • sarel.seemonster.925 - 2012-10-03 06:08

    shumager went backwards in almost every race with mercedes, for that reason Sauber should rather invest in a good young driver than waste time on a hasbeen. shumager should leave F1 & not waste any other yonger drivers' time any longer. He's a dangerous driver, a hasbeen and a waste of time.

      justin.rautenbach.9 - 2012-10-03 22:51

      sarel probably only reads the Monday paper for results and does not follow the sport properly, only gets a fraction of the story

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