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Sauber hires ex-Ferrari, Haas engineer Ruth Buscombe

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Sauber has continued its recent recruitment drive by appointing former Ferrari and Haas engineer Ruth Buscombe as a strategist.

Buscombe worked at Haas earlier this season and helped orchestrate Romain Grosjean's fifth- and sixth-place finishes in Australia and Bahrain. Previously she had been at Ferrari as a simulations development engineer before moving into the role of race strategist in 2013.

She left Ferrari at the end of 2015 for F1 debutant Haas as strategy engineer, the same role she has now taken at Sauber. The 26-year-old will start working for the team from the Malaysian Grand Prix onwards.

Since being taken over by Longbow Finance in July Sauber has made several appointments; hiring Xevi Pujolar as head of track engineering before confirming Nicolas Hennel de Beaupreau as head of aerodynamics during the Italian Grand Prix weekend.