Improving Sauber reveal expansion plans

Sauber: Want to expand operation

Sauber: Want to expand operation

Sauber’s new technical director Simone Resta has revealed that the Swiss team are aiming to increase their operation by a third.

Sauber are very much heading in the right direction after years of financial uncertainty and running very uncompetitive cars on track.

But, bolstered by their relationship with Ferrari, Sauber have thrown themselves firmly into the midfield mix in the first half of the 2018 season and Resta says they don’t have any plans on stopping there.

“The plans are to increase further,” Resta said.

“Currently, in terms of size of the team and number of employees, we are over 400 and we the plan is to increase it by a third. We need to keep growing to increase and also with more manpower.

“Without a doubt, we are not where we want to be, so we need to improve and we need to change things. It is a bit early to pinpoint the exact areas we need to work on, but as it has been [four] weeks, it will be not fair to understand all the areas we need to modify.

“But without a doubt, we need to change things and improve.”

Resta joined Sauber from Ferrari in July and although he is still learning about the team and how it operates, he is striving to see how he can make a positive impact with them.

He added: “Every place is different, and every place needs something different and I hope with my experience I can contribute to the team and I am still learning the environment, the colleagues and the processes.

“I’ve been there a very short time. Nevertheless, I am applying to do my best, to look forward and go forward with the team.

“The objectives are challenging as you would always like to be a points finisher and to do another step compared to so far this year. Now we are stable in the midfield.”

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