Sauber motorist Marcus Ericsson dismisses speak of bias in team

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Indian ExpressMarcus Ericsson, Sauber, Indian Express Marcus Ericsson has nonetheless to measure a indicate after 7 races. (Source: AP)

Formula One motorist Marcus Ericsson has discharged speak of bias within Sauber following a astonishing depart of group principal Monisha Kaltenborn.

Kaltenborn, who was also Sauber’s arch executive officer, left Wednesday by mutual consent. The news came shortly after another group matter denying reports of astray diagnosis between a Swedish motorist and German teammate Pascal Wehrlein.

“There were a lot of stories in a press about this astray advantage for one driver. It was upsetting, disrespectful, it’s fake and untrue,” Ericsson pronounced Thursday forward of this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. “For me and Pascal, it’s been unequivocally transparent that’s not a case. We’ve both been given equal equipment.”

Ericsson has nonetheless to measure a indicate after 7 races, while Wehrlein has 4 points after an eighth-place finish during a Spanish GP in May.

“We’re not going to go on holiday together, though as teammates goes we’ve been operative unequivocally good together so far,” Ericsson said. “When we try opposite things opposite a cars, we plead things.”

Sauber’s matter pronounced Kaltenborn left “due to diverging views of a destiny of a company.” Her inheritor has not been announced.

The 46-year-old Kaltenborn assimilated Sauber in 2000 as conduct of a authorised dialect and after became arch executive officer.

“We have to trust a owners that they know what they’re doing, and that they have a good devise for a future,” Ericsson said. “I have a lot to appreciate Monisha for. She was a one who gave me a possibility to come here after my year in Caterham.”

Wehrlein also praised Kaltenborn for station by him. He missed a initial dual races of a deteriorate after injuring his behind in a pile-up during a Race of Champions in Miami in January, nutritious hairline cracks in vertebrae and compressing some of his intervertebral discs.

“Monisha was unequivocally tighten to me during one of my toughest times in my career so far,” Wehrlein said. “I am unequivocally grateful for that, and this is something that we will never forget.”

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