Thursday 1 December at 09:35 :
Dec.1 (GMM) Monisha Kaltenborn says Sauber would like to complete its 2017 driver lineup "as soon as possible".
The Swiss team's chief headed into the last two races of this season declaring that, with Marcus Ericsson now under contract for 2017, the Swede's teammate would be named before the chequered flag in Abu Dhabi.
But Kaltenborn now tells the Swiss newspaper Blick that the second driver question is "still wide open".
Veteran correspondent Roger Benoit asked her if reports were true that Felipe Nasr, having lost the bulk of his Banco do Brasil sponsorship, will be replaced by Pascal Wehrlein.
"Felipe Nasr is still possible, but we talk with quite different drivers from different continents," Kaltenborn explained.
"We would like to clarify the driver question as soon as possible."