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Sauber was 'dream team' for Sutil

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Adrian Sutil says Sauber was his "dream team" to sign for after admitting he needed a change from Force India.

Sutil has so far only driven for Force India in Formula One, although his first season was spent at the same team racing under the Spyker name. However, a move to Sauber over the winter will see that run end in 2014 and he said it was the ideal move for him personally.

"We were in contact for quite a long time actually," Sutil told Sky Sports. "It was 2012 in February I think when Monisha Kaltenborn contacted me for the first time and since then we were in contact. In between that time I drove another year for Force India but I think at the end of the year I felt that I needed a change.

"For me Sauber was a very, very good team to go to because it's very close to where I live. I really enjoy at the moment not having to travel so much any more - it's just one hour to drive to the team - and my time I can use more efficiently. So it was my dream team to go to and I'm happy now to have a future with this team."

And Sutil said it's an exciting time for him to be changing teams at the same time as such a big regulation change.

"The car looks quite good actually, but what can we say? We have no reference really, only that the nose looks a bit strange but I think everyone is in the same boat! It's early, but let's see how it goes in Jerez. It's going to be exciting for sure. Not everyone will have the whole package on the car - engines, we're quite limited on parts - but it's very exciting. A new regulation, a new start in a fresh team, new car, everything new. So it's good."

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