Sauber: Anything is possible
With a second and a third-placed finish to their tally, Peter Sauber sees no reason why his team cannot go on to win a grand prix this season.
Sauber has yet to win a Formula One race as an independent team with the outfit's sole triumph coming at the 2008 Canadian GP when Robert Kubica crossed the line in a BMW-Sauber.
However, this season has seen the team edge towards the top step with Sergio Perez finishing second in a wet Malaysian GP and third in last Sunday's Canadian GP.
And Sauber reckons the next step could be a victory.
"Before the season I don't suppose anyone would have put that question to me," he said when asked if he thought a 'win would be on the cards?' "But now, after seven races with seven different winners, so much seems possible.
"In Malaysia, we came very close to winning.
"Further podium places certainly seem a realistic prospect. The prerequisite, of course, is that our drivers go into the race from good grid positions."
But while Sauber are relishing the unpredictability of this season, which has opened it up for midfield teams to win grands prix, he acknowledges that not everyone in Formula One is enjoying the moment.
"As far as I can see, it's just a handful of people in the paddock who can't get used to not knowing by Friday who's going to win on Sunday.
"I think the fans see it in a completely different light. They're delighted with the unpredictability, the sheer variety and the unbelievably close competition.
"I've been in Formula 1 for 20 years now and for me it's never been better or more exciting. That's partly down to Pirelli, who are supplying the tyres for this show."