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Brazilian Grand Prix - Race

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team leaves Sao Paulo with a superb race by Charles Leclerc and a consolidated 8th position in the Constructors Championship. A strong qualifying session, the best of the season for the Swiss Team, saw Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc taking the start from the 6th and 7th spots on the grid, determined to score points. Everything was in place for...

Brazilian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Impressive double Q3 finish for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team with Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc finishing at the top of the midfield Spectators saw a fantastic qualifying unfold for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team at Interlagos, with another double Q3 finish placing Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc in P7 and P8 respectively, securing their spots on top of the midfield. This achievement...

Brazilian Grand Prix - Practice

A smooth day of free practices in Sao Paulo saw Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi completing the first session for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. With a focus on aerodynamic testing, the team set out to optimise their performance for the upcoming qualifying and race. Both drivers were in strong form, and concluded FP1 in the midfield, with Charles Leclerc finishing in 9th, and...

Mexican Grand Prix - Race

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team advances to 8th position in Constructors’ Championship after double-points finish in Mexico City track Through great team effort, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team concluded the challenging Mexican Grand Prix weekend with a double-points finish, with Charles Leclerc scoring six points for 7th position, and Marcus Ericsson adding two points to the tally with a 9th place. A tight-knit start...

Mexican Grand Prix - Qualifying

Double Q3 finish for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team with Charles Leclerc in P9, and Marcus Ericsson in P10 The hard work carried out overnight by the track-based team and the engineers at the Sauber factory in Hinwil after a difficult Friday paid off. Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc went on track for FP3 motivated to test different solutions to fine-tune the car balance...

Mexican Grand Prix - Practice

The first day of practice at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez saw a trio of drivers completing the sessions for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, with Marcus Ericsson and Antonio Giovinazzi pairing up for the first, and Charles Leclerc taking back his cockpit from Giovinazzi for the second. During FP1, the drivers headed out onto the famously challenging Mexican circuit, focusing on aerodynamic tests. Both...

United States Grand Prix - Race

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team headed into the United States Grand Prix motivated to fight for the points, with Charles Leclerc starting from P9, and Marcus Ericsson from P17. However, a collision on the opening lap compromised Charles Leclerc’s whole race by causing damage to his car. The team was forced to bring him into the pits immediately to fit a fresh set of...

United States Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Circuit of the Americas saw the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team back in Q3 with Charles Leclerc. After a wet Friday, it was crucial to concentrate all of the preparation work for tomorrow’s race into one hour in a dry FP3. Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson showed a consistent pace in the long runs as well as a good speed, finishing the session in...

United States Grand Prix - Practice

As was expected, rain was the main protagonist in the first day of free practice sessions at the Circuit of the Americas. The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team drivers, Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc, went out on track with intermediate tyres in FP1, completing a total of 14 laps each in preparation for the race weekend that, according to the weather forecast, will continue to...

Japanese Grand Prix - Race

Spectators and teams watched a hectic Grand Prix unfold at the epic Suzuka Circuit, with an eventful start of the race making an impact on Charles Leclerc’s race outcome. Starting from 10th on the grid, Charles Leclerc made a good start and was fighting his way to gain positions when an incident with Kevin Magnussen on lap two caused damage to his car and compromised...

Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying

Unstable weather conditions added an extra challenge to today’s sessions at the highly technical Suzuka Circuit, where strong wind paired with periodic rain made it difficult to achieve consistent performances. The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team headed into FP3 feeling confident of its potential, and both drivers used the session to practice short runs in preparation for qualifying. For Marcus Ericsson, Q1 took a sudden...

Japanese Grand Prix - Practice

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team took to the spectacular and technically challenging Suzuka Circuit today, with rookie Charles Leclerc discovering the iconic track for the first time in his career. For Marcus Ericsson it was a nice welcome back to his favourite circuit. Following the positive race weekend in Russia, the team headed into the first two free practice sessions feeling confident. Charles Leclerc...

Japanese Grand Prix - Preview

After an exceptional race result in Russia, where the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team finished in 7th (Charles Leclerc) and 13th (Marcus Ericsson) places, the team is heading to Japan for the last Asian race of 2018. The iconic Suzuka Circuit is a highly technical track, with complex corner combinations that are a challenge for drivers to find the ideal racing line. Motivated by their...

Russian Grand Prix - Race

The race at the Sochi Autodrom saw Charles Leclerc score six more points for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, crossing the finishing line in 7th place after delivering a very solid performance. Marcus Ericsson, who finished in 13th place, also had a consistent and strong pace, but struggled to advance due to traffic. Both drivers made their start, respectively in P7 and P10, on...

Russian Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team finishes qualifying with both cars in Q3 In line with the progress that has continued to be shown by the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson concluded a successful and exciting day ahead of the 2018 VTB Russian Grand Prix. The two drivers finished qualifying in Q3, and will start tomorrow’s race from P7 and...

Russian Grand Prix - Practice

The challenging Sochi Autodrom saw the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team showing strong performances and fighting for positions in the upper midfield today. In FP1 the Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi took over the cockpit from Marcus Ericsson, to complete his third FP1 session with the team this season. The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team finished the session in P10 (Giovinazzi) and P14 (Leclerc). Both drivers...

Russian Grand Prix - Preview

After a successful race in Singapore, where Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc gave strong performances by fighting in the upper midfield, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading to Russia for the next Grand Prix. The Sochi Autodrom poses various challenges to drivers and teams alike, with the low grip of the asphalt being a particularly tricky characteristic which requires a good car set-up...

Singapore Grand Prix - Race

The spectacular Formula One night race in Singapore has come to an end, with Charles Leclerc having scored two more points for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson was also close to a top-ten finish, with a consistent performance having him reach the chequered flag in P11. Starting from P13 and P14, both drivers made a good start and gave a strong performance,...

Singapore Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team finishes qualifying with both cars in Q2 The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has concluded a positive day at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with both cars advancing to Q2 in today’s qualifying. Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson will start the famous Singapore night race from P13 and P14 respectively. Despite a tricky third free practice session, the team...

Singapore Grand Prix - Practice

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team took on the first day of track action ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, with both pilots fighting in the midfield on the challenging Marina Bay Street Circuit. Driving under two very different conditions, FP1 having taken place under the scorching sun during the daytime and FP2 under floodlights and more representative race conditions during...

Singapore Grand Prix - Preview

With the European race season having concluded at the 2018 FIA Formula One Italian Grand Prix at the beginning of the month, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team now heads to Singapore for the first of the forthcoming overseas races. One of the most popular events on the calendar, the Singapore Grand Prix offers glamour and excitement to spectators and teams alike. The race takes...

Italian Grand Prix - Race

A historic weekend has come to an end, with the 2018 FIA Formula One Italian Grand Prix having given the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team the experience of a home race. Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 22-23°C air, 30-34°C track Both Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team drivers fought their way through the tightly-packed field to finish 12th and 16th after a challenging weekend. Charles raced through...

Italian Grand Prix - Qualifying

It was a challenging Saturday at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. The team worked hard to repair Marcus Ericsson’s car and both drivers were back on track this morning. After a promising third free practice session, with Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson setting 9th and 16th fastest times respectively, both drivers headed into qualifying feeling confident of their...

Italian Grand Prix - Practice

It was an eventful day at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula One Italian Grand Prix. The first practice session was compromised by heavy rain which made it tricky to drive and only allowed the drivers to complete a few laps. The second practice session took an unfortunate turn when Marcus Ericsson crashed on his second lap at the first...

Italian Grand Prix - Preview

The upcoming Grand Prix weekend in Italy will be a special one for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. Starting with the F1 Festival in Milan on Wednesday 29th August, Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc will take part in a spectacular live F1 car run in the Darsena area of Milan. The fans will have the extraordinary experience of enjoying the roar of the engines...

Belgian Grand Prix - Race

The 2018 FIA Formula One Belgian Grand Prix saw Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team driver Marcus Ericsson back in the points. Starting 13th, the Swedish driver made a good start and delivered a consistent and strong performance, fighting his way to P10. It was a disappointing race for Charles Leclerc. Starting in P12, the Monegasque driver had to retire after being caught up in a...

Belgian Grand Prix - Qualifying

It was an exciting first qualifying session at the iconic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, with tricky weather conditions adding a twist to the course of the day. Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson started out strongly, finishing FP3 in P7 and P11 respectively. Both drivers had a similarly positive start to qualifying, and advanced to Q2. Unfortunately, Marcus Ericsson had to cut his session short due to...

Belgian Grand Prix - Practice

It was a positive first day on track after the Formula One summer break for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. Both drivers returned feeling motivated and eager to continue building on the progress made during the first half of the 2018 FIA Formula One season, and finished the first free practice sessions fighting in the midfield. The team is confident about its potential at...

Belgian Grand Prix - Preview

After the two-week Formula One summer break, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team returns to the race track with a fresh boost of energy and motivation – this time, heading to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the 2018 FIA Formula One Belgian Grand Prix. One of the most famous and popular tracks on the calendar, Spa-Francorchamps offers various challenges to drivers and teams, of which...

Hungarian Grand Prix - Race

It was a disappointing race outcome for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team at the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix. Starting from P14 (Marcus Ericsson) and P16 (Charles Leclerc), the two drivers went into the race ready to work their way into the midfield. Unfortunately, Charles Leclerc was involved in an incident on the opening lap of the Grand Prix, and sustained damage to his car...

Hungarian Grand Prix - Qualifying

After working on both cars overnight, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team had a productive third free practice session and was ready to tackle the qualifying session, when the rain shuffled the cards. As qualifying approached, the weather conditions suddenly changed, with temperatures dropping and rain starting to fall. Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc started the session on intermediate tyres. With changing conditions, both drivers...

Hungarian Grand Prix - Practice

It was a productive day at the Hungaroring for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. The first free practice session saw Marcus Ericsson and Antonio Giovinazzi in the cockpits of the two C37s. With torrid temperatures and demanding track conditions posing a challenge, both drivers reported having to focus on managing the tyres especially well. Unfortunately, Marcus Ericsson’s FP1 session was cut short due to...

Hungarian Grand Prix - Preview

After adding another two championship points to its tally at Hockenheim (Marcus Ericsson, P9), the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading into the final round before the Formula One summer break feeling confident. The team has been steadily fighting in the midfield, and has scored a total of 18 points so far this season. With confident drivers and good car performance, the team travels...

German Grand Prix - Race

With the strength of the good pace shown during the weekend, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team took the start of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim with Charles Leclerc in P9 and Marcus Ericsson in P13. The beginning of the race evolved as planned with both drivers fighting in the midfield. The race changed face when the rain, expected to fall heavily, started. It...

German Grand Prix - Qualifying

It was a very good day for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. The heavy rain spoiled FP3 but Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc took the opportunity to test the C37 in wet conditions. The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team drivers tackled the qualifying session on the ultrasoft tyre compound and performed strongly, with one car finishing in Q3 (Charles Leclerc, P9), and the other...

German Grand Prix - Practice

A positive day of free practice sessions saw Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi at the wheels of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team’s C37s during FP1, while Marcus Ericsson took back his cockpit from Antonio Giovinazzi for the second session of the day. The team completed aerodynamic tests and drove on all three tyre compounds. The collected data will be used in preparation for tomorrow’s...

German Grand Prix - Preview

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading into the last two back-to-back races before the summer break. The first stop is Hockenheim, where Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc look forward to competing in the German Grand Prix, a race that has been absent from the Formula One calendar for a year. After steadily fighting in the midfield during the last Grand Prix weekends, the...

British Grand Prix - Race

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team tackled the 2018 FIA Formula One British Grand Prix confident of fighting for points. Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson were showing good pace and were gaining positions after having taken the start in P9 and P15 respectively. The race took a different turn when Charles pitted on lap 18 and had to stop his car due to an issue...

British Grand Prix - Qualifying

It was another great qualifying for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, with strong performances by both of the team’s drivers, who finished the session with one car in Q3 (Charles Leclerc, P9), and the other in Q2 (Marcus Ericsson, P15). In a challenging session, with the tarmac temperature reaching 54°C, the team managed to keep the tyres in the right operating window and extract...

British Grand Prix - Practice

It was a positive day of free practices for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, with both drivers being competitive in the midfield. Facing unusually high air and track temperatures in Silverstone, the teams’ challenge was to focus on managing their tyres well today. After completing various aerodynamic tests in FP1, the cars set out with the same configuration for FP2, during which both drivers...

British Grand Prix - Preview

After the team’s first double-points finish of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team moves on to compete in the third back-to-back race – the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. With an immense history and high popularity among motorsport enthusiasts, this race weekend is one that Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc very much look forward to. Both...

Austrian Grand Prix - Race

Double points-finish for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team with Charles Leclerc in P9 and Marcus Ericsson in P10 The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team gave a strong performance at the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix with both drivers finishing in the points. Starting from P17 due to a 5-position grid penalty (gearbox change), Charles Leclerc made a good start and gained several...

Austrian Grand Prix - Qualifying

It was a demanding Saturday for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team at the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix. After a strong Friday, things looked promising in FP3 with both drivers showing good pace. Unfortunately, at the end of the FP3, an issue with the transmission on Charles Leclerc’s car resulted in changing the gearbox and a five-position grid penalty for tomorrow’s race....

Austrian Grand Prix - Practice

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team had a productive day for the free practice sessions ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix. Positioning themselves in the midfield, Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc completed an extensive programme in preparation for the upcoming qualifying and race in Spielberg. Running on all three tyre compounds (soft, supersoft, ultrasoft) for the weekend, the two drivers are...

Austrian Grand Prix - Preview

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading to Austria for the second of three back-to-back races. After a successful weekend in France, the team goes into the next round with a total of 13 points to its tally feeling motivated and optimistic. The continuous progress that has been made over the last race weekends gives the two drivers the confidence they need to tackle...

French Grand Prix - Race

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team back in the points with Charles Leclerc in P10, and Marcus Ericsson in P13 It was a good French Grand Prix weekend for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, with Charles Leclerc finishing in P10 (1 point), and Marcus Ericsson in P13. In an eventful start to the race, Marcus Ericsson skilfully evaded an incident on track, gaining several...

French Grand Prix - Qualifying

Spectacular qualifying performance for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team with Charles Leclerc finishing in P8 and Marcus Ericsson in P15 Qualifying was superb for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard. The team made it into Q3 with Monégasque Rookie Charles Leclerc finishing in P8. After only participating in one free-practice...

French Grand Prix - Practice

The return of the French Grand Prix after 28 years to the Circuit Paul Ricard circuit was kicked off with the first full day of on-track activities, which gave the participating teams an opportunity to learn about the track itself, as well as the performance of their cars at his location. Charles Leclerc showed a strong performance throughout the day, reporting that the track is...

French Grand Prix - Preview

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading to Le Castellet for the comeback of the famous French Grand Prix at the Circuit Paul Ricard. Located near the beautiful town of Marseilles in the South of France, this historical track’s return to the pinnacle of motorsport has racing enthusiasts’ hearts beating faster. Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc look forward to competing in their first Formula...

Canadian Grand Prix - Race

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team concluded a positive weekend at the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix with one car, driven by Charles Leclerc, finishing the race in the top-ten and the other in the top 15 with Marcus Ericsson. Both drivers gave a strong performance, and did a good job of managing their tyres on the demanding Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. After qualifying in P13 (Q2)...

Canadian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying ahead of the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix with one car (Charles Leclerc, P13) in Q2. This accomplishment marks the fourth consecutive time that the young Monegasque driver has advanced into Q2. The team headed into FP3 with the same car configuration on both cars, and focused fully on qualifying preparation. It was clear to the team that Q2...

Canadian Grand Prix - Practice

It has been a positive day of free practice sessions ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. Both drivers gave consistent and strong performances, with lap times that enabled them to steadily progress into the upper midfield. The team completed aerodynamic and mechanical tests on both cars during the first free practice session, with newly...

Canadian Grand Prix - Preview

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading out to Canada. The vibrant city of Montreal will host the 7th round of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 season at the famous Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – a track which is characterised by long straights and interesting corner combinations. The team is going into the weekend with optimism, after strong performances from both drivers over the course...

Monaco Grand Prix - Race

This weekend’s hard work by the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team in Monaco was seen during today’s race with both drivers delivering a consistent and strong performance. On the demanding city track of Monte Carlo, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team drivers were fighting in the midfield, with Charles Leclerc in P12 followed closely behind Marcus Ericsson in P13. They were managing the race well...

Monaco Grand Prix - Qualifying

It was a positive qualifying outcome for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team with a strong performance from both of the team’s drivers. The Monegasque rookie Charles Leclerc delivered an excellent result, finishing in Q2 for the third time in a row, and securing P14 on the starting grid of his home track, the Circuit de Monaco. Marcus Ericsson also put in a solid performance,...

Monaco Grand Prix - Practice

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has completed the first day of free practice sessions at the Circuit de Monaco ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. It was the first time for Monegasque rookie, Charles Leclerc, to experience the streets of his hometown in the cockpit of a Formula 1 car. It was a productive day for Marcus Ericsson as well....

Monaco Grand Prix - Preview

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading out to one of the most glamorous and iconic destinations of the season – Monte Carlo. The race has been a regular appointment on the world championship calendar since 1955. In addition to the numerous activities and events around the Circuit de Monaco, the Grand Prix will have further special meaning for the team, with it being...

Spanish Grand Prix - Race

It was a positive Grand Prix for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, finishing in the points for the third time this season with Charles Leclerc in P10, and Marcus Ericsson in P13. Both drivers gave a strong performance, fighting for positions in the midfield. Monegasque rookie Charles Leclerc has brought home another point for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team just a few days...

Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has successfully completed qualifying ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Emirates Spanish Grand Prix. The C37 proved to be strong on the demanding Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and both drivers worked well. Charles Leclerc successfully finished in Q2 for the second time in a row, qualifying 14th, while Marcus Ericsson struggled a a little with the softer compound and...

Spanish Grand Prix - Practice

It was a positive day for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team with Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc, who used the first day of free practices ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Emirates Spanish Grand Prix to focus on mechanical set-up work and testing new aerodynamic parts. Both drivers were happy with their cars, and put in a good performance. Tyre management will be...

Spanish Grand Prix - Preview

After a very successful race at the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where Charles Leclerc finished sixth, and Marcus Ericsson in eleventh, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading to Spain with a fresh boost of motivation and confidence. The team will also be celebrating a special anniversary on Sunday 13th May – marking Alfa Romeo’s first Formula 1 victory in 1950...

Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Race

It was a fantastic Grand Prix for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team at the Baku City Circuit. In an eventful and hectic race with difficult track and weather conditions, today’s target was to finish the race, scoring the best possible results and both Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson did a very good job. The Monegasque rookie finished the fourth race of his debut season...

Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Qualifying

The qualifying session ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix represents an important step forward for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team which finished with the rookie Charles Leclerc in Q2 for the first time this season. Finished 14th in the FP3, the Monegasque driver continued improving as track conditions were evolving during the afternoon session and was able to finish in...

Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Practice

It was an overall productive day of free practices for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team in Baku. Both drivers put in a decent performance during the first practice session. During FP2, Charles Leclerc practiced his short-runs in preparation for tomorrow’s qualifying. Marcus Ericsson completed a good first run on soft tyres before having to end his session early due to an issue with his...

Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Preview

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading out to the fourth round of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship in Azerbaijan. It will be the first race of the season to take place on a proper city circuit – one that challenges the participating teams in terms of tyre management and finding the right set-up that will allow them to extract the maximum...

Chinese Grand Prix - Race

In an eventful and hectic 2018 Formula 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team experienced two different sides to the race. Starting with a one pit stop strategy (from soft to medium tyres), Charles Leclerc showed a good and consistent pace in the first stint on soft tyres, and recovered positions, while Marcus Ericsson showed a strong midfield pace in the...

Chinese Grand Prix - Qualifying

The qualifying session ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix was made more complicated by unfavourable weather and track conditions, with wind and low temperatures presenting an added challenge to teams driving at the Shanghai International Circuit. The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying with Charles Leclerc in P19 and Marcus Ericsson in P20. Although it was not possible to...

Chinese Grand Prix - Practice

After a successful race weekend in Bahrain, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team had another positive start to the third race weekend of the season at the Shanghai International Circuit. Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc completed two productive free practice sessions ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix. Weather: FP1: cloudy and dry, 19°C air, 19-21°C track; FP2: cloudy and dry/rainy,...

Chinese Grand Prix - Preview

The Alfa Romeo F1 Team is heading to China feeling positive for the second leg of the first back-to-back races on the calendar. Marcus Ericsson is determined to maintain the momentum from the strong performance shown in Bahrain, where he finished in P9 and scored the first two points of the season. Charles Leclerc gained experience at Sakhir, and after two competitors received penalties, he...

Bahrain Grand Prix - Race

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team shone under the Bahrain floodlights with a fantastic 9th place for Marcus Ericsson, who scored the team’s first points of the season, and 14th for Charles Leclerc, recovering important positions in a hectic race, where tyre choice and pit stop strategy played crucial roles. Marcus Ericsson had a great start from 17th position on the grid and recovered valuable...

Bahrain Grand Prix - Qualifying

After a solid Friday, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team continued to work in preparation for the race in FP3 with good results, and Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc headed into the qualifying sessions feeling very motivated. With positive first runs, Q2 seemed within reach, but on the last run, when the drivers returned to the track after a brief disruption following a red flag,...

Bahrain Grand Prix - Practice

It was a good start to the weekend for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team at the Bahrain International Circuit. Marcus Ericsson focussed on mechanical work during FP1 while Charles Leclerc completed aerodynamic testing. During FP2, both drivers completed short-runs in preparation for tomorrow’s qualifying. At the end of session the drivers completed a practice of red flag procedures. Weather: FP1: sunny/cloudy and dry, 30-31°C...

Bahrain Grand Prix - Preview

After the season kick-off in Melbourne, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading to Bahrain for the 2nd round of the FIA Formula One World Championship and the follow week to China for the first back to back races of the season. In the Australian opening round, the C37 showed potential and the two Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team drivers are motivated to extract...

Australian Grand Prix - Race

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team showed progress throughout the weekend with the race looking promising as Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc lapped with good pace. Ericsson made a good start and had already gained one position to 16th when he had to retire on lap six due to a hydraulic issue on his car, which is now undergoing further investigation. On the other side...

Australian Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team concluded a positive qualifying session at Albert Park with Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc in P17 and P18 respectively. After a morning marked with heavy rainfall, the third free practice session gave the teams a chance to complete some laps on wet and intermediate tyre compounds. With the sun coming out in the afternoon, and in more representative running...

Australian Grand Prix - Practice

The 2018 FIA Formula 1 racing season has officially started. The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has had a busy day of free practices ahead of the Australian Grand Prix. It was the first day on track after the recent winter tests in Barcelona, where the team got its first impression of the new C37. While Marcus Ericsson gave input on the car’s changes since...

Australian Grand Prix - Preview

The await is over. After a long winter, the F1 season opener in Australia has a special taste for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 as it marks the return of the iconic Italian brand to Formula 1 after more than 30 years as Title Partner of the Team. With the brand new C37, which is equipped with the 2018 Ferrari engine, and a strong line-up...

Test 2 in Barcelona – Day 3

It was another productive day of testing for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson completed a total of 148 laps on the Circuit de Catalunya. The testing programme consisted of aerodynamic and tyre tests, as well as a race simulation. Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 kmDriver: Marcus EricssonWeather: sunny/cloudy and dry; air 10° – 17°C, track 14° – 26°CChassis / engine: C37-02...

Test 2 in Barcelona – Day 1

The Circuit de Catalunya welcomed the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team back with rays of sunshine for the first day of Test 2. Catching up on the track time that was lost due to the tricky weather conditions during the first week of testing in Barcelona, Marcus Ericsson completed a total of 120 laps in the cockpit of the C37. The team’s main focus today...

Test 1 in Barcelona – Day 4

A first winter testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, which has been marked by challenging weather conditions, has come to an end. On the final day of test 1, Marcus Ericsson completed a total of 79 laps; Charles Leclerc took over the cockpit of the C37 in the afternoon, completing 59 laps. Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 kmDrivers: Marcus Ericsson (morning), Charles Leclerc (afternoon)Weather:...

Test 1 in Barcelona – Day 1

The first day of testing ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Championship was productive for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson was behind the wheel of the new C37, focusing on completing aerodynamic and mechanical tests. The Swede was able to get a first impression of the team’s new car, completing 63 laps overall. Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 kmDriver: Marcus...

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team reveals the C37

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has launched its new challenger, the C37, ahead of the 2018 Formula 1 championship. The C37 looks different to last year’s C36 – on one hand, this is due to the new technical regulations, and on the other hand, because of the team’s new technical approach. As the 2018 season is about to kick off, Frédéric Vasseur, Team Prinicpal,...

The Sauber F1 Team enters a multi-year partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo

The Sauber F1 Team have reached a multi-year technical and commercial partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo. The Italian car manufacturer, which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), will be joining the Sauber F1 Team as Title Sponsor from 2018 onwards. By doing so, Alfa Romeo is returning to Formula One after more than 30 years of absence from the sport. The partnership, which includes...