The recent ongoing budget problems for the Swiss Sauber team have become common knowledge amongst the F1 community. The team has always had one of the smaller budgets in F1 since they joined the grid in 1993, yet they have always managed to produce giant killing results however their budget issues seems to for the first time impacting their results on track. Bernie Ecclestone's recent comment on 3 car teams has met with Sauber's approval, but only under the right circumstances. The team rejected an approach last winter to merge with the Caterham F1 team and in response to Ecclestone's recent comments on the potential for 3 car teams from 2015, Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn revealed the team's response to this below. "Whatever the deal is, it just has to make sense for us, and, because of our location in Switzerland, it's a bit difficult to have a team down the road come and say 'let's get together on this', So if one does something like this with us you have to be fully aware of the fact that since major assets that a team needs are in Switzerland and not in let's say England, I can't pack up my windtunnel and go across." Kaltenborn later added “So you have to really be prepared then to have your centre there and it wouldn't be wise to lose the efficiency we have. We have a very high efficiency in our team, we didn't do that with BMW as well although were just some 300-odd kilometres away. They maintained the entity, the way it is, the structures we have to have that efficiency at a high level. So, if something like this comes up, I think we would have to really have the centre still where we are and then see what the other team is willing to give up.” Feel free to respond with your own comments on the potential of 3 car teams from next year or the potential merger of smaller teams such as Sauber below.