The only female team manager in Formula One, Monisha Kaltenborn, has resigned from her position in the Swiss Formula One brand, Sauber.
Monisha Kaltenborn was appointed as the team manager for Sauber in 2012 by the team’s founder and owner Peter Sauber. But has decided to leave her role in the club after she was engaged in a long dispute with the new owners, Longbow Finance, relating to how the team should operate.
Sauber has been an active team in Formula One since the summer of 1993 before they acquired by Swiss finance group in the month of July last year.
The takeover bid helped in keeping the team in Formula One after their lead sponsor, BMW, made a decision to leave Formula One in 2009.
Only females in a male dominate Competition
Monisha Kalternborn broke a glass ceiling when she was appointed as the chief executive officer and team principal of Sauber after Peter Sauber retired in 2012 and has been a part of the team since 1998.
She alongside Claire Williams was the most prominent female figures in Formula One. But the latter role as the team lead is due to the fac that her father Sir Frank is not fit enough to handle the daily activity of Williams.
Sauber is currently ranked as nine in the chart of constructor’s championship this season. They are ahead of McLaren, who are currently facing issues with their Honda engine.
Sauber made the switch to Honda engines from Ferrari in May for next year and this might make them the only Honda partner in Formula One. If McClaren goes ahead with their decision to switch to Mercedes by 2018 after calling into question of Honda’s engine.
Sauber have not released a statement regarding her leaving the team and neither has Monisha.