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Leimer's $14 million could not buy him a seat with Sauber

2014 GP2 Champion Fabio Leimer Even with a hefty $14 million in his hand, reigning GP2 Series champion Fabio Leimer could not buy his way into Formula 1 this season. The 25-year-old Swiss, who will instead race sports cars in 2014, was healthily backed by his wealthy long-time sponsor Rainer Gantenbein. The veteran correspondent for Blick newspaper, Roger Benoit, claims Gantenbein offered Sauber almost $14 million in exchange for one of the Hinwil based team's race seats this year. But Leimer has reportedly told some insiders that Sauber's counter-proposal was no less than $28 million — slightly less than what Esteban Gutierrez's Mexican backers pay. Instead, Sauber signed the...
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