The conundrum facing Ferrari's planned 'B team'

The conundrum facing Ferrari's planned 'B team'

The expectation is Sauber will become Ferrari's unofficial B team next season, taking on its latest engine, gearbox and hottest young talent. Such a move would help launch F1's worst team (at present) back into the midfield. So why is its team boss undecided?

Unless something extraordinary happens, Sauber will end this season 10th in the constructors' championship for the third time in four years. It is comfortably the worst period in its F1 history, having never finished as low as 10th before 2014.

So when Frederic Vasseur stepped in to take over the running of F1's fifth oldest team from Monisha Kaltenborn earlier this year, he knew change was needed - and quickly. Sauber could not go on like this.

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