Sauber 2012 driver line-up to remain the same

Sauber on Thursday said its current drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez are staying with the Swiss team in 2012.

The team also said in the media statement that Perez’s Mexican countryman Esteban Gutierrez, 19, will remain the official reserve driver next year.

“We are very pleased with our drivers,” said boss Peter Sauber, who revealed that Japanese Kobayashi’s deal is the result of the Hinwil based team taking up an “option” on his contract.

As for Perez, closely linked with the team’s sponsors including Telmex, team principal and owner Sauber said his existing contract already “went beyond 2011”.

SOURCE: GMM