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Realistic Expectations for Sauber in 2016 Formula 1 Season

In recent years, Formula One teams who decide to miss the first pre-season test often find themselves signing their own death warrants. Picking and choosing test appearances was commonplace in seasons gone by, when teams would prefer to spend an extra week or two on the development of their car or putting some final touches to a fancy new front wing.  But in an era of severely restricted testing? Of those pesky, high-maintenance V6 turbo power units and all their idiosyncrasies? Time not spent pounding around a circuit in southern Spain is time wasted. And that time is rarely, if ever, won back. In 2014, the first year of the current-generation engines, Lotus played truant during the opening test at Jerez and opted to launch thei...

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