It appears that $14M is not enough anymore to buy a Formula One seat, even in a second-tier team. And even for a GP2 champion.
So this should be interesting when the car is launched..
Schumacher admitted he is worriedly watching the situation from the sidelines.
Former Caterham driver is looking to be behind the wheel of the Sauber in 2015.
Did Ecclestone finance team's bailout?
According Force India's sporting director Otmar Szafnauer, Pirelli's mid-season tyre specification switch badly hurt some teams like Force India.
The 41-year-old Brazilian Rubens Barrichello is a shock contender to race alongside the highly inexperienced Sergey Sirotkin at Sauber next year.
On Friday test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde will be driving the C33 during the first free practice.
Sauber's potential sale to a Canadian billionaire could have collapsed.
Martin Whitmarsh: "There will be some new sponsors."
It was reported that Sauber is also working on a version of a kind of active suspension hydraulically-controlled.
According to Blick newspaper, Hulkenberg and his manager Werner Heinz are having "sleepless nights".