redbulljack14 wrote:Perez has scored two podiums, almost won one of those races.
Yes, he's had two podiums. But he's only had two other points-scoring finishes this year - an eighth place in Australia and a ninth in Valencia. That's four points-socring finishes from nine races.
redbulljack14 wrote:And Kobayashi is bringing in fairly regular points.
His best result of the season has been fifth in Spain. Plus sixth in Australia, ninth in Canada and tenth in China. Again, four points-socring finishes from nine races.
The Turun Sanomat
report posits that Peter Sauber is unhappy with his drivers because they're not making good on the C31's potential. As Perez has proven, the car is capable of podiums, but neither driver is capitalising on its potential often enough to satisfy Sauber. I think he may feel that they should be challenging Mercedes, but right now they could be coming under threat from Williams.
I believe the article also suggests that Sauber will only consider dropping Kobayashi and/or Perez if the trend continues for the rest of the season. So long as they start banking points finishes regularly, they should be okay.