Perez and Kobayashi to remain at Sauber for 2012
July 28, 2011
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Both Perez and Kobayashi have impressed this year
Sauber have retained both rookie Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi for the 2012 season.
Perez has had a difficult season so far, missing out on several races after his crash in Hungary. However, he has performed very well in the races, with the best tyre conservation record on the grid.
Kobayashi will start his 3rd season with Sauber next year, the team that rescued his career after the collapse of Toyota. Kamui is well known for his spectacular offensive overtaking moves.
Team principal Peter Sauber has stated:
"We are very pleased with our drivers.
Kamui has grown into his role extremely well this year. Though it is only his second
full Formula One season, he is already taking on the responsibilities that naturally
fall to the more experienced driver in the team.
We are delighted with him at both a sporting and a personal level. We had an option
of working with him in 2012 and there was never any doubt that we would take it.
Sergio has achieved more than one could expect from a rookie. From the very first
race he proved that he is capable of driving not only fast but consistently as well.
And after the accident in Monaco he demonstrated that he can handle difficult
situations too. From the outset we had already signed a contract with Sergio that
went beyond 2011. With a rookie that always entails a certain risk, of course, but
clearly it has paid off."