Sauber Responds To Van Der Garde’s Statement

Sauber have responded to the statement published by Van Der Garde today. In a post on their Facebook page, the team responded by saying that they were “rather surprised” to read Giedo’s statements he made earlier today and that they “don’t know about [his] intentions.”

“He may try to present himself as a winner, while we had actually hoped to come to rest after our agreement. Giedo decided to take a different approach – the reasoning behind we cannot understand,” said the team. “We’d have very good answers to the many statements and accusations in Giedo’s post.”

The team say they will not expand on the matter however, in the best interests of their race team and partners. “It would only encourage a mud fight via the media and we will not lend ourselves to that,” they add. “The next race in Malaysia is where our focus is and that’s where we will build up on last weekend’s success together with our drivers Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr. All our efforts are drawn to this objective.”

“With this in mind we’d like to encourage you to form your own opinion about what happened, however critical it may be. From our side we herewith close the matter and look already forward to celebrating future achievements at the race track together with you.”

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