Klien Confident Sauber Will Be On 2010 Grid
Christian Klien has declared his confidence that a reformaed Sauber/Qadbak investment team will be on the Bahrain Grand Prix’s grid for the start of the 2010 season.
The Austrian is quietly confident that he will be driving for the new entity, which despite Toyota’s withdrawl from F1 has not been guaranteed a grid spot. Klien mentioned that he would have had a seat with BMW had they remained in the sport for the forthcoming season.
“Had BMW Sauber signed in for 2010 I would most likely have been guaranteed a race seat,” he told his official website.
“As mentioned before, the successor has no official entry for 2010 yet. But everyone in Hinwil is working flat out on next year’s race car.
“Having said that it seems clear that all decisions such as sponsorship deals and driver line-up cannot be announced before that matter is resolved. I am positive that the traditional Sauber team from Hinwil will be on the grid in Bahrain in 2010.”