Kaltenborn in-line as new Sauber Team Principal
10 April 2012 – Monisha Kaltenborn is set to become Formula 1’s first ever female Team Principal. That is according to Peter Sauber, who claims that the current CEO of his team will be promoted when he retires before the end of next year.
“I’ve always said that I don’t still want to be sitting on the pit wall on my 70th birthday,” Sauber, who will turn 69 in October, told Swiss newspaper Der Sonntag. “I already have my successor ready. Monisha Kaltenborn will be the new team boss, that is certain. Exactly when she takes over remains open.
“Monisha has worked for us for 13 years, in various management positions. I am convinced that she will do well as a Team Principal.”
Having entered F1 in 1993, Sauber sold his team to BMW in 2005. He returned to full ownership after the German car manufacturer suddenly pulled the plug in 2009.
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