Peter Sauber has urged Robin Frijns, the Swiss F1 team’s new reserve driver, to find a race cockpit in another series to keep himself active during the 2013 season.
Recently, Dutchman Frijns – the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion – was interpreted as having criticised the Hinwil based team for not giving him “much to do” in 2013 as he prepares to serve as reserve driver.
Team co-owner and founder Peter Sauber reacted: “As far as I understand, some quotes were taken out of context.
“From our side,” he insisted, “it was clear from the outset that he will not be driving on Fridays.
“But at the same time, it is absolutely in our interest that he races in 2013, simply to stay fresh as a race driver.
“This is being worked on,” Sauber told Speed Week.
“I really like Robin,” the 69-year-old continued. “He has won in every series in which he has competed. He is a great talent and I am happy that we have him with us.”
Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn hinted recently that Frijns is seeking to combine his new F1 role with a seat in GP2. (GMM)