If reports are to be believed, Kaltenborn and the new owners could not reach a middle ground on how the team should be run. Some sources suggest that one of the issues was the treatment of the drivers Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein.
Kaltenborn joined Sauber in 2000 as head of the legal department and in 2010 became CEO and buying in as a shareholder.
Hearing that Monisha Kaltenborne and Sauber have parted company. Real shame for the team if that's true given how she saved them last season
— David Croft (@CroftyF1) June 21, 2017
As the first female F1 team principal, she has survived more than her fair share of problems, the main one being plagued with financial issue. Kaltenborn oversaw the sale to Longbow Finance in 2015, and despite speculation they would be backmarkers this year, have managed to score four points, putting them ahead of McLaren.
Where does this leave them this weekend in Azerbaijan? We’ll soon find out!