Peter Sauber has said it would be foolish for his eponymous team to expect to keep its current fourth place in the Formula 1 constructors' standings, despite its strong start to the 2015 season.
Giedo van der Garde has spoken out about pressing his claim against Sauber in Melbourne, and says the situation should never be allowed to happen again.
Giedo van der Garde says he hopes his case acts as a wake-up call to the sport after many other drivers have had problems with teams, and not been in a position to fight back.
Van der Garde, Sauber end contract by mutual consent
Giedo van der Garde's case against the Sauber Formula One team looks set to come to a conclusion in the next couple of days after the parties finalised a settlement.
The battle between driver and team intensified yesterday before simmering down today.
There was progress between Giedo van der Garde and Sauber on Friday, but, as Adam Cooper explains, there is still a long way to go before the matter is closed.
Sauber court crisis deepens as equipment could be seized by bailiffs if contempt of court is ruled.
Mercedes duo dominates opening Melbourne free practice, over a second clear of the chasing pack.
Just minutes before free practice was due to start, Dutchman Giedo van der Garde failed to win his court battle in time to drive for Sauber in the Australian Grand Prix.
Will he get a superlicence? Will Sauber have assets seized? Find out in the next few hours on Motorsport.com.
Giedo van der Garde is confident his Formula One superlicence can be fast-tracked so he can race in the Australian Grand Prix after winning his case against Sauber.
The contempt action will now be heard at 1030am on Friday, just two hours before practice is due to start.