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The F1 team that rose from 'fighting the medical car'

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The F1 team that rose from 'fighting the medical car'
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Dec 12, 2018, 1:20 PM

One of most surprising storylines from the 2018 Formula 1 season was the change in fortunes at Sauber, which lifted itself from the rear of the grid to lead 'Class B' on occasion. Here's how that turnaround came to be.

There's a team on the Formula 1 grid that's just about the perfect place for a driver to make their debut. Where better to prove your star qualities than with one of F1's greatest underdog battlers, which offers stability, a great learning environment, and all the tools required to catch a giant with an upper cut when they lower their guard?

Two of the three Formula 1 world champions on the 2019 grid cut their teeth with Sauber, but for the past few seasons its record of shaping race-winning talent took a bit of a dent. Financial problems, ownership instabilities and frankly bad leadership decisions (three drivers signed for two seats, anyone?) threatened to tear apart a midfield stalwart.

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Series Formula 1
Teams Sauber
Author Scott Mitchell