Sauber withdraws from Brazilian GP

Sauber have withdrawn from the Brazilian Grand Prix after both cars suffered from rear wing failures during Saturday practice and qualifying

Sauber withdraws from Brazilian GP

In explanation, team boss Peter Sauber said: "While we are at the track it is not possible for us to analyse the cause of the problem to our satisfaction.

"Since we cannot conduct investigation until we return to Hinwil, and cannot therefore effect a satisfactory cure overnight, we also have no option but to withdraw from tomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix."

Mika Salo's car spun off during morning practice after his rear wing collapsed on the main straight.

When the same thing happened to Pedro Diniz in qualifying, the team realised that there was a problem with the design or manufacture of the wing that was exacerbated by the conditions at Interlagos.

The wing seemed to be shaken loose by the bumps on the track as the cars sweep onto the pit straight.

Peter Sauber continued "our prime commitment has always been to the safety of our drivers, and of the other drivers in the race - and this has left us with no alternative but to take this unfortunate decision.

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