Sauber reveals Alfa Romeo livery design

03 December, 2017, 02:12 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • Sweden's Marcus Ericsson and young Frenchman Charles Leclerc will compete for Alfa Romeo Sauber

While Sauber is not a competitive team and Leclerc will likely struggle to score points by finishing races in the top 10, this will be a great opportunity for him to showcase his driving talent to some of the sport's top teams.

As for Ericsson, the Swede was in a battle with Antonio Giovinazzi for the second seat before Sauber opted to stick with what they know.

Sauber announced earlier this week it would be racing as "Alfa Romeo Sauber" in 2018, heralding the return of the Alfa Romeo name to F1 after more than 30 years.

Leclerc and Ericsson unveiled the team's livery, pulling back covers to reveal a red and white showcar, with a large Alfa Romeo logo on the engine cover.

Charles Leclerc has admitted his delight at moving up into Formula 1 in 2018 with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team after being signed alongside Marcus Ericsson.




Marchionne added that the partnership would also strengthen his hand in talks with Formula One about the sport's future and warned that the deal could end in 2021 if Ferrari chose to walk away as they have threatened.

Marchionne, who is also chairman of Sauber's engine suppliers Ferrari, has made the title sponsorship of Sauber part of his reshaping of the FCA-owned Alfa Romeo brand.

"It's a very important agreement for F1", Todt said.

"We've got a long way to go to catch up and succeed", Vasseur said.

Leclerc test drove for Scuderia Ferrari and Haas in Formula One cars last season, and he test drove again for the former this past season in addition to test driving for Sauber, the team for which he will be driving competitively in a full-time role next year.

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