Kaltenborn sets up Formula 4 team

Former Sauber F1 boss Monisha Kaltenborn has set up her own Formula 4 team named KDC Racing.

Spanish GP Saturday 09/05/15

Kaltenborn became the first female F1 team principal when she took charge of Sauber in 2010.

She then left Sauber last year after a fall out with the team’s new owners ‘Longbow Finance’ with Frederic Vasseur taking over.

Her new venture will see the Indian run KDC Racing in the German and Italian Formula 4 series under a Swiss licence out of a factory in Granollers, just down from the Catalunya circuit.

The team is a joint venture with French-Monegasque Businesswomen Emily di Comberti.

“Motorsport was and is my great passion,” Kaltenborn told Auto Bild.

“I’ve been in a responsible position in Motorsport for nearly 20 years, so it’s only logical for me to continue here, and I’ll have a significant impact on the team’s strategy as a co-owner, with my primary responsibility being talented young drivers preparing for their future racing career – my many years of Formula 1 experience will help.

“For me, Formula 4 is still a new and exciting race series in which I see a lot of potentials – in particular, the development of young drivers, some of which will be among the best in their field.

“In my opinion, Formula 4 shows who has the makings of a world champion.”

KDC Racing has yet to announce their driver line up but has said they will do so shortly.

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