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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...