Kaltenborn explains Sauber’s silence


Despite all the talk of Sauber having found a way out of their financial troubles, team boss Monisha Kaltenborn says she is still “working on our solution.”

After months of headlines regarding their cashflow problems, reports emerged late last month claiming that Sauber had found a solution.

As yet, though, the team has remained hush regarding whatever deal is on the horizon.

Explaining the silence, Kaltenborn told Motorsport.com: “We are working on our solution, that’s all I can tell you.

“I’m not going to go down the road and tell you where we are or not. It’s simply also not professional to do that.

“In any normal deal in any business you get things done, and then you talk. People might be speculating out there, but let them.

“The most important thing is we have a solution, and we just have to implement it. There’s no point in putting time lines and what we need or what we don’t need or whatever.

“I understand people want to know, but equally they have to understand that in any normal deal things go the way they are planned between the parties, and you don’t comment on every step.”

But with talks ongoing there is always the possibility of the deal falling through.

Asked what would happen if that took place, Kaltenborn said: “Again, I’m not saying anything on that.

“I know other teams have maybe done it differently not too long ago, when people used to know when a board meeting was taking place.

“We’re not going to do that. I am sure that everybody wants that we are around for a long time, and that’s what matters.”

She added: “Our example in 2005 with BMW is a much better way to do these things, and I think we proved it then – when they came in, when we announced the deal, what we did on the car.

“There are many ways to do it, and we have a different way.”