In February 2014, IndyCar Series driver Simona de Silvestro was signed by Sauber as an "affiliated driver," with the intent of racing in F1 by 2015. However, by the end of 2014, de Silvestro was no longer part of the team. For the 2014 season, Gutiérrez was retained and joined by Adrian Sutil, following Hülkenberg's decision to return to Force India.
Geido Van der Garde joined Sauber as a reserve driver.
Sauber finished tenth and suffered a string of retirements for both drivers while struggling with a car that was too heavy. Sutil took the team's best result by qualifying in ninth in the United States, but his performance was short-lived, as he was collided into from behind by Sergio Pérez, and the team ultimately endured their first pointless season in their twenty-two year history.