The Sauber F1 Team announced on Wednesday that former Renault boss Frederic Vasseur has been appointed as their new Team Principal replacing Monisha Keltenborn who left the Hinwil based outfit prior to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last month.

Sauber F1 Team Chairman Pascal Picci commented on Vasseur’s appointment by saying:

Frédéric Vasseur’s long and successful career in top level international motorsport speaks for itself, and we are thrilled to welcome him to Sauber.

Vassuer, who has been appointed as CEO, Managing Director and Team Principal with the Sauber F1 Team will take up his new position from Monday 17 July, the day following the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Speaking about his appointment, Vasseur commented by saying:

I’m very proud to be joining Sauber Motorsport AG, and wish to thank the company’s shareholders for their trust in me. I’ve been impressed by the facilities in Hinwil and by the talent and ambition of the workforce, and I very much look forward to complementing the team with my experience and determination and drive all people in the right direction in everything they do: I am convinced that all together we will achieve ambitious targets. I cannot wait to start working with our drivers, engineers and all the staff. I look forward to contributing to the next important phase in the development of the team.

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