Sauber: Technical director Jorg Zander leaves crew with instant impact
Sauber have parted firm with technical director Jorg Zander.
The Swiss crew gave no motive for the German’s departure, however stated it was with “instant impact”.
Sauber stated “till a brand new organisation” was finalised, the present heads of division would report back to crew boss Frederic Vasseur.
Zander joined Sauber in November 2016 from a place as technical boss of Audi’s now defunct World Endurance Championship programme.
A alternative has not been named.
The 54-year-old beforehand labored for Sauber in 2006-7 and has held senior positions in plenty of different F1 groups.
He was deputy technical director of Brawn after they received the world title of their solely season in 2009, earlier than becoming a member of Mercedes. He had beforehand labored for Honda, Williams and BAR.
Sauber, whose rookie driver Charles Leclerc completed sixth in Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, are ninth of 10 groups within the constructors’ championship after 4 races this season.
They’ve made important progress since final season, after they completed final, following the creation of nearer hyperlinks with Ferrari.
They now use current-spec Ferrari engines, moderately than the 2016 energy items used final season, and carry branding and monetary help from the Italian crew’s sister model Alfa Romeo.