The head of Sauber Frederick Wasser told how Sauber took the transition of Kimi Raikkonen to the team, as well as how much he helped the team with the search for sponsors.
According to the boss Sauber Frederik Vasser, one of Raikkonen's key tasks in the team will be the development of the machine, which will be helped by his extensive experience and technical knowledge. Wasser added that the news about the arrival of the Finn already inspired all the technical staff and the team as a whole.
"He has a reputation for a very good technique with very strong feedback," Wasser told Motorsport.com. - When you have 450 people in the team, the presence of such a guy is probably more important than when there are two or three times as many employees in the team. We need a strong driver-leader. Kimi gives very powerful feedback. He is one of the best in this. Or the best.
I was in the design office, when we sent an email about the arrival of Kimi by internal mail, and [the general] reaction was "Wow!".
The reaction at the base was grandiose. To know that someone like Kimi can join the project, that he believes in the team is a huge push. This gives confidence: "In front of me is a world champion, and he believes that I can do a good job, so full ahead."