Sauber terminates contract with Frijns

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Sauber F1 have decided to end its cooperation with young Dutch driver Robin Frijns after he had been the team's third driver during this season. Frijns' management is now looking for other opportunities.

A statement on the driver's website reveals that there is no future for his at Sauber.

"Robin Frijns does not have a race of reserve race seat at the Sauber F1 Team in 2014. This was recently communicated by the Swiss team to the Dutch 22-year old. Frijns had earlier requested more clarity about his future within the team."

On his website it is revealed that Frijns had a 3-year race seat contract in place, with a clause that allowed Sauber to terminate the contract ahead of 14 September of this year.

The team, having made a deal with a group of Russian investors is now looking to get teenager Sergey Sirotkin into a race seat for 2014, providing that he manages to get a superlicense. A testing programme has been outlined by the team to make sure he can be race ready by March next year.