Marcus Ericsson believes that in the season of 2017 Sauber will not to survive but to progress.
The Swiss team was in a difficult financial position over the past few years. There were rumors that the team from Hinwil can and does fail.
However, in late July, the team was acquired by Swiss investment company Longbow Finance, to ensure its future in F1.
“It was very important, said Eriksson, the deal on the acquisition team. Before came new investors, we were in a kind of survival mode that lasted for the last few years.
Of course, as a result, there were problems with the development of the machine. Now we can concentrate on how to make your car fast.
Sauber has one of the best bases in F1. In addition, our team join the new Motorsport experts from around the world. I am sure that we will add next year”.
Eriksson also said that he negotiated with other teams before making a final decision in favor of Sauber in the season 2017.
“In the negotiations takes time. I do not deny that my people have been in talks with several teams, probing all the possible options. They are always looking for the best place.
The longer the season the more favorable was the option with Sauber. I know everyone here and feel at home”, – concluded the Swede.
Sauber plans to name the partner of Ericsson for the season 2017 at the beginning of January.
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