Kaltenborn has big plans for Sauber

(L to R): Ron Gouray (GBR) Chelsea Football Club CEO, Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) Sauber, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber, and Monisha Kaltenborn (AUT) Sauber Managing Director with Chelsea Football Club shirts and scarfs. Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Preparations, Barcelona, Spain, Thursday 10 May 2012.

Monisha Kaltenborn during a photo shoot in Barcelona

May 12 (GMM) Sauber CEO Monisha Kaltenborn has revealed that she has “very big plans” for the Swiss team.

Named by founder and team principal Peter Sauber as his forthcoming successor, the 41-year-old Swiss-Indian is in effect already leading the Swiss team at grands prix.

She will take over in earnest at some point in the foreseeable future, thus officially becoming the first female team principal in the sport’s history.

“I have very big plans for the team,” she told the APA news agency in Barcelona.

“I am very happy with the trust that has been put in me,” Kaltenborn added.

She said she is not bothered that she is not yet the team boss in title.

“For me, it’s never been important,” said the lawyer. “There are more important things.”