Date: 8th January 2014 at 9:12am
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Adrian Sutil is looking forward to working with Sauber after leaving the Force India team.

The German driver left Force India at the end of the 2013 season, after they opted for a new driver line-up in 2014 in the mould of Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.

With Hulkneberg leaving Sauber to return to Force India after just one season, that opened the door for Sutil to make his move to Sauber.

‘I am happy to be in a new team, a new environment, fresh energy and for me a new challenge of course,’

‘It is very close to my home where I live – I like to be in Switzerland anyway – and it means I can get to the factory by car which will probably be of benefit during the season as I can avoid a bit of travelling. We have good goals, the team is a stable, historical team and I enjoy working with them.
Sutil told Sky Sports.

Sutil hopes to show an improvement in 2014 with the German setting a target of clinching his first podium finish and bettering his best championship position of ninth.

Last season Sauber’s best finish was fourth in Korea with Nico Hulkenberg, whilst in 2012 Sauber stood on the podium twice with both Kobayashi and Perez.

So Sauber do have the pedigree to match Sutil’s target, but whether or not Sauber will have the package this forthcoming season or not is a waiting game.

‘No one knows what is realistic, we don’t know how the car is going to be, it is a very difficult question to answer right now, For me every year the target and the big goal is to go better than the previous year and better than my overall best ranking in the championship which was ninth in 2011. It is what I want to improve so ninth or better is the clear target.

‘If there is a podium available I will try to make it because I’ve never had one in Formula 1 and I am desperate to get it. So for me it is the target, I can’t confirm if it is going to happen or not, it will all depend on the package of the car and how we get on. It is most important that everyone is focussed and committed and keen on the success for next year.’