Head Sauber Frederic Vasseur believes that it is important achievement that the Swiss team managed to terminate the contract with Honda before the start of the agreement and make a deal to use Ferrari engines fresh.
“Machine-2017 was prepared very late,’ said Frederick in comments Auto Hebdo. – It was a new project: if after buying the team, it’s only been six months, it only complicates the problem, and to overtake rivals, it becomes even more difficult. The decision to use the Ferrari engine, 2016 also played a role.
Nevertheless, the project in 2018 will be ready in time. But only on the pre-season tests in Barcelona we will be able to understand how our car is good.
Yes, with the upcoming season we have a lot of expectations. I think the team took some strong decisions. The most important is the fact that we will have a modern Ferrari engine. This is a big step forward for Sauber”.
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