The junior racing genius who saved Sauber

The junior racing genius who saved Sauber

Every Formula 1 world champion since 2007 has driven for Frederic Vasseur at some point in their career. As a Formula 3 and GP2/Formula 2 team boss he was a starmaker par excellence - helping turn around Lewis Hamilton's career when Lewis hit his first bumps in the road. STUART CODLING finds out how Fred plans to do the same with an entire F1 team...

Few of Formula 1's itinerant gin palaces have witnessed such great shifts in fortune (and ownership) as Alfa Romeo's stately tented hospitality unit, which was first used in the mid-2000s when BMW owned the Swiss-based team.

A rotating cast of characters has inhabited it since then; as F1 Racing ascends the stairs within the light, airy central vestibule, we pass the chair Robert Kubica inhabited when interviewed for his first cover feature over 11 years ago.

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