Rumours that the Sauber team might merge with the aspirant ART GP2 team currently seeking an entry into the 2011 championship gained further credence with Peter Sauber admitting that ART boss Nicolas Todt paid their Hinwil HQ a visit last week.

This was despite Herr Sauber’s protestations that his team would not be up for sale following the initial speculation being raised.

The 66-year-old told in an interview: "I have had a very good relationship not only with his father [FIA President Jean Todt] but also with him, especially through [his management of] Felipe Massa."

So just why was he visiting, Herr Sauber? I assume he wasn’t trying to peddle off his other client, Sébastien Bourdais, in your direction!

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.