Sauber pays points bonus despite Aus exclusion

By Motorsport.com/GMM

Sergio Perez, Sauber F1 Team and Peter Sauber, Sauber F1 Team, Team Principal
Sergio Perez, Sauber F1 Team and Peter Sauber, Sauber F1 Team, Team Principal

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Sauber team members were paid their contractual monetary bonuses despite the double-disqualification in Melbourne two weeks ago.

Both Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez were thrown out of the points after the season opener when the curvature of their rear wing top elements were found to breach the rules by 4mm.

Most teams pay financial bonuses to the drivers and staff on the basis of points scored.

"Despite the disqualification, we paid the drivers and the entire team their bonuses in full," confirmed team CEO Monisha Kaltenborn to Sonntagsblick newspaper.

For most of Sauber's 280 staff, the bonus per point is reportedly $90.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Peter Sauber , Kamui Kobayashi , Sergio Perez
Teams Sauber
Tags bonus, disqualification, sauber