F1: Sauber hires ex-Renault head Vasseur as team principal

LONDON (AP) Sauber has hired former Renault Formula One head Frederic Vasseur as team principal.

Vasseur takes over from Monisha Kaltenborn, who abruptly left the Swiss team last month. Sauber is ninth in the constructors' championship heading into Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Vasseur oversaw Renault's return to F1 last year but left after a fall-out over the team's strategy.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.