Frijns and Sauber part ways as teen Sirotkin arrives 5 September, 2013 Robin Frijns Sauber’s paid reserve driver, Dutchman Robin Frijns, will not be travelling to Monza this weekend. The news follows reports this week that the Italian Grand Prix will mark the first race weekend appearance in Sauber team gear for the team’s intended 2014 driver, Russian teen Sergey Sirotkin. It subsequently emerged that the highly-rated Frijns, 22, is leaving Sauber with immediate effect, after Sauber did not take up the option on his contract. “Yes, that bad news is true,” he is quoted by De Telegraaf newspaper. (GMM) Subbed by AJN.