Sunday June 24th, 2001
Sauber's chief designer Stephen Taylor has been offered a job at McLaren, team boss Ron Dennis said on Sunday.
Swiss-based Sauber said earlier in the week that Taylor, who replaced Argentine Sergio Rinland at that Formula One team earlier in the year, would be leaving for personal reasons.
Peter Sauber said he did not know when Taylor would leave but Dennis confirmed at the European Grand Prix that McLaren, Taylor's former team where he was employed as a senior composites engineer, wanted him back.
Dennis said Taylor had expressed reservations to McLaren during his first month at Sauber as to whether he had made the right decision. "We were more than happy then and now to offer him a position back in our company," said Dennis, who spoke to Sauber about the matter at the last race in Canada.