Andreas Seidl has outlined a collection of key targets in his new function as Sauber Group CEO, explaining that he needs to make the operation “desirable” to staff and followers, whereas additionally turning them right into a race-winning pressure.
Seidl arrived at Sauber in early 2023, transferring over from his crew boss function with McLaren to go up the organisation that operates the Alfa Romeo-sponsored squad – forward of the Italian manufacturer’s deal ending.
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In a Q&A printed on the Sauber Group web site, Seidl provided some ideas on his imaginative and prescient for the years forward and the way he hopes to assist drive the Switzerland-based crew ahead on and off the observe.
“Every area of the group is growing, and we want to continue that trajectory in the short, medium and long term,” he commented.
“The crew has proven its capabilities by steady progress and sporting success through the years, each on-track and off-track.
“Our imaginative and prescient [at the factory] in Hinwil for the longer term is evident: we wish to hold transferring ahead and finally turn into a crew which is ready to struggle for podiums and race wins.
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“We wish to turn into a fascinating crew, the place individuals wish to be – staff, drivers and companions. We wish to turn into a crew which followers wish to observe.
“My focus, together with the team, is to work out, implement and execute a clear plan of how we get there.”
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An enormous change on the horizon for Sauber is their strategic partnership with German automotive big Audi for subsequent F1 engine cycle, which is able to come into play in 2026.
Asked about Audi deciding on Sauber as their works crew, Seidl stated: “It’s very important as a result of it gives everybody at Sauber with stability and a transparent course of journey.
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“As a group we know that we have a great future ahead of us, at the same time all our focus is on the here and now, on performing short term in the coming season with Alfa Romeo and on continuing our successful [technical supply] partnership with Ferrari for the next three years.”
Sauber-run Alfa Romeo edged out Aston Martin for sixth in final yr’s F1 constructors’ standings and hold the same position after the primary two rounds of the 2023 season.