Sauber already looking forward to first test of 2013

Peter SauberDec.3 (GMM) Just a week after the longest ever Formula One season came to an end, team boss Peter Sauber is already looking ahead to the first official action of 2013.

The Swiss team’s founder revealed in his column for the Sonntagsblick newspaper that Sauber’s 2013 car – the Ferrari-powered C32 – will be tested for the first time at Jerez on February 5.

“I’m very confident,” Sauber wrote. “Because the technical rules are not changing much, we can build on the C31. We are currently on schedule.

“I am convinced that on February 5 at Jerez we will put a fast car on the track.”

Sauber, having lost Sergio Perez to McLaren and having dropped Kamui Kobayashi, will have an all-new driver lineup next year.

“I don’t need to say much about Nico Hulkenberg,” said Peter Sauber. “What particularly impressed me in the second half of the season was how he dominated his highly rated teammate Paul di Resta.

“And his performance in Sao Paulo inspired us all,” he added.

Hulkenberg’s teammate will be the Telmex-backed Mexican rookie Esteban Gutierrez.

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  • kimi you suck

    Lol hulk was so much and better driver then di resta… di resta just sucks

  • Hawk

    I said it at the beginning of the year when DiResta was fluttering to decieve; that Nico will put him in his place. Surprisingly the points difference is not all that..