The Sauber F1 Team has cancelled an open media call scheduled for tomorrow ahead of this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.

The Swiss outfit was scheduled to presents its two drivers, Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson, at a photo opportunity and press conference at Melbourne Zoo on Wednesday morning.

The team, however, will have its senior leadership and lawyers present at the Supreme Court of Victoria to hear Justice Clyde Croft’s ruling on the attempt being made by former driver Giedo van der Garde to force the Swiss team to put him in one of their cars, claiming that the team has broken a pre-existing agreement to award him a contract for the 2015 Formula 1 season.

Sauber responded in Monday’s hearing that allowing van der Garde to drive a car he had not been fitted for or tested would pose “an unacceptable risk of physical harm or even death”.

Justice Croft is expected to deliver his ruling at 10:00am on Wednesday morning, at the same time that the Melbourne Zoo event was scheduled to take place.

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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.