Sauber F1 Team is a Swiss Formula One team. It was founded in the 1970s by Peter Sauber, who progressed through hillclimbing and the World Sportscar Championship to reach Formula One in 1993.
Having not won a Grand Prix as an independent, the team was sold to BMW in 2005, and competed as BMW Sauber from 2006 to 2009, scoring one victory. At the end of the 2009 season, however, BMW pulled out of Formula One and the team's future remained uncertain for several months, until it was sold back to Peter Sauber and granted a 2010 entry. However, due to issues with
After being trained as an electrician Peter Sauber took the plunge into adult life by taking on a role as a car salesman in Hinwil, Switzerland. This was Sauber's first real association with the automobile and it proved to be the catalyst for his involvement in motor-racing.