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Bernie stands firm on revenues
Bernie Ecclestone has repeated his call for F1’s struggling smaller teams to manage their finances better and insisted they cannot expect to receive any additional hand-outs.
‘Smaller teams being driven out’
Bosses of F1’s smaller teams are suggesting an agenda by the sport’s commercial rights holders to drive them out of business, with three-car and customer outfits making up the numbers.
Papers: F1 to run customer cars
Fleet Street believes F1 is preparing to field three-car teams in 2015 before running customer cars in 2016.
Bernie rules out fighting fund
Bernie Ecclestone has ruled out CVC Capital Partners giving more money to Lotus, Sauber and Force India to help ease their financial pressures.
Kaltenborn hoping for progress
Sauber Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn is hoping more progress can be made this weekend to resolve F1’s current financial crisis after a “good start” in Austin.
Nasr: Sauber move not a risk
Surprise Sauber signing Felipe Nasr is confident that his 2015 move to the struggling team doesn’t represent a risk, with the Brazilian expecting F1 to follow through on promises to help the grid's smaller outfits.
Sauber certain on 2015 line-up
Sauber chief Monisha Kaltenborn insists the team are in a “clear situation” over their drivers for 2015 despite Adrian Sutil and Giedo van der Garde each feeling they have deals in place to race.
Sutil suggests he still has deal
Sauber might have announced Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr for next season but current driver Adrian Sutil has suggested that he still has a contract with the team.
Gutierrez: I have options
Esteban Gutierrez insists he has “several alternatives” to stay on the F1 grid next season following Sauber’s confirmation that Felipe Nasr will partner Marcus Ericsson in 2015.
Nasr lands 2015 Sauber seat
Sauber have made their second surprise 2015 signing inside a week by announcing that GP2 race winner and Williams reserve driver Felipe Nasr will partner Marcus Ericsson in an all-new line-up at the team, meaning incumbents Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez will both lose their drives.
'£100 million offered to teams'
Formula 1’s controlling shareholder is set to hand smaller teams a £100 million payment in an attempt to ward off the sport’s financial crisis, it was reported on Tuesday.
Bernie: Crisis is 'my fault'
Bernie Ecclestone has quelled fears Force India and Sauber will withdraw from the United States GP in public protest against the governance of Formula 1 - but admitted he doesn't know how to fix the financial crisis which has enveloped the sport.
Ericsson joins Sauber for 2015
Marcus Ericsson has joined Sauber for the 2015 season – although it remains unclear whether he has been recruited as a replacement for Adrian Sutil or Esteban Gutierrez.
'Formula 1 must act now'
Formula 1's midfield teams called for immediate changes to the sport's financial set-up to help secure their futures during a highly-charged press conference in Austin.
Kaltenborn hits out over costs
Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn has hit out at the collective failure of Formula 1 to ensure the survival of all its teams and called for a more even distribution of prize money after Marussia and Caterham both fell into administration.
Sutil expects costs reaction
Sauber’s Adrian Sutil has expressed surprise that it took so long for financial problems to overwhelm F1’s most cash-strapped teams and reckons the plight of Marussia and Caterham will belatedly trigger action on the sport’s cost crisis.
Sauber to test F1 novices
Sauber will hand Formula 1 test debuts to teenager Roy Nissany and former GP3 driver Adderly Fong in a two-year-old car in Valencia next week.
Teams not keen on third cars
Formula 1’s leading outfits are adamant they could cope with a sudden transition to three-car teams but have made clear that it is a scenario they want to avoid for 2015.
Sirotkin to debut in Sochi
Sergey Sirotkin will drive for Sauber in opening practice for next month’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix, it has been confirmed.
Sauber confident of recovery
Sauber Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn is “absolutely confident” the struggling Swiss team will work their way out of their current slump as they bid to avert the first point-less season in their history.