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Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport reaches multi-year agreement with Valtteri Bottas
20.July 2018, Brackley
Valtteri Bottas will compete in his third F1 season with Mercedes in 2019
The new agreement includes an option for a further year with the team in 2020
With Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri forms the strongest driver pairing in Formula One today
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport today completed its driver line-up for the 2019 season, and potentially beyond, with confirmation that Valtteri Bottas will stay with the team next season.
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to race with Honda power units from 2019
19 JUNE 2018
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing is proud to announce that it has reached an agreement with Honda Motor Co Ltd to race with the Japanese manufacturer’s power units for the 2019 and 2020 Formula 1 seasons.
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner said: “This multi-year agreement with Honda signals the start of an exciting new phase in Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s efforts to compete not just for grand prix wins but for what is always our goal – championship titles.
Simone Resta is the new Technical Director of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team
We are pleased to announce that Simone Resta has been appointed as the new Technical Director at the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. The renowned F1 Engineer joins the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team from Ferrari where he was covering the position of Head of Vehicle Project Coordination. Simone Resta will take over from the 1st of July 2018 and will report directly to Frédéric Vasseur.
Frédéric Vasseur, CEO of Sauber Motorsport AG and Team Principal of Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team:
“Simone Resta has the best profile to take on the role of Technical Director. His arrival at Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team marks a significant step ahead of a long term project that aims at strengthening the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team in order to achieve ambitious results.”
Monaco Grand Prix - Runner-up in Monaco
Seb 2°, Kimi 4° in a race where overtaking was not on the cards
Monaco, 27 May –Scuderia Ferrari come away from the Monaco GP, finishing in their grid positions, with Sebastian Vettel back on the podium in second place and Kimi Raikkonen fending off Bottas in the Mercedes to claim fourth.
There were a few harmless drops of rain prior to the start, while the wind constantly changed direction. From second place, Seb immediately tried to attach Ricciardo and Kimi kept fourth place. Then the classic Monegaque Sunday train set off aroun the 3337 metre-long track. The only one who was in DRS range, for the little it counts here, was Raikkonen, who was right up behind Hamilton. Stroll’s Williams got a puncture and pitted right in front of the leading duo.
Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team announces changes in the Technical Department
Jörg Zander, Technical Director of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, will stop working for the team with immediate effect.
We would like to thank him for his dedication and we wish Jörg Zander all the best and success for the future.
Until a new organization will be announced, the various heads of departments and the current project leaders will continue to work on the development of the C37 and the 2019 car with the supervision of Frédéric Vasseur, CEO and Team Principal.
New Head of Aerodynamics
We are pleased to announce Jan Monchaux as the new Head of Aerodynamics starting from the beginning of April. Jan Monchaux joins the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team from Audi AG where he was covering the position of Head of Vehicle Engineering and Aerodynamics Audi Sport in the past five years. Graduated at Supaero, the French engineering school of aeronautical and space, the French-German engineer worked his way through the ranks in Toyota Motorsport and Scuderia Ferrari. Jan Monchaux will take over with immediate effect working in the team led by Jörg Zander, Technical Director of Sauber Motorsport AG.
Jörg Zander, Technical Director:
“I’m very much looking forward to the arrival of Jan Monchaux as the new Head of Aerodynamics. It marks an important step of a wider project that aims at strengthening and implementing the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team in line with the targets and the results we want to achieve on tracks”.
Tatiana Calderón becomes Test Driver of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is delighted to announce that Tatiana Calderón will be active as Test Driver for the 2018 FIA Formula 1 season. In 2017, Tatiana Calderón started working with the team as Development Driver, being promoted to the role of Test Driver this season. She will be completing simulator training sessions and coaching with engineers both on-site during several GP weekends, as well as at the team’s headquarters in Hinwil, Switzerland.
EU complaint has been withdrawn
Joint release by Sahara Force India and the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team:
We have decided to withdraw the complaint we lodged with the European Commission in 2015 on the subject of anti-competitive practices in the sport of Formula 1.
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING Announces Robert Kubica as 2018 Reserve and Development Driver
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING is pleased to announce Robert Kubica as its Reserve and Development Driver for the 2018 Formula One season.
Robert’s return to Formula One included several tests with Williams over the second half of last year, as well as the Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test at the conclusion of the 2017 season. He will have a particularly active role within the team this year, including participation in the Barcelona pre-season testing, in-season testing, and will also take part in a number of race weekend practice sessions.
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING Confirms Sergey Sirotkin to Join Lance Stroll in 2018
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING is delighted to announce that Sergey Sirotkin will partner Lance Stroll in the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.
The 22-year-old Russian impressed the team with his performance at the Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test where he drove the FW40 for the first time, and will make his Formula One race debut at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.
Nicholas Latifi joins Sahara Force India as reserve and test driver
Sahara Force India is pleased to welcome Nicholas Latifi as the team’s reserve and test driver for the 2018 season. The 22-year-old Canadian, a race winner and nine-time F2 podium finisher in 2017, will take part in young driver test sessions and participate in a number of Friday practice sessions at Grand Prix events.
The Sauber F1 Team confirms the driver line-up for 2018
The Sauber F1 Team spent the day at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, where the Italian car manufacturer officially celebrated their return to Formula One, after more than 30 years of absence from the sport. As of next year, the team will be entering the Formula One Word Championship as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, with Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc in the cockpits. Antonio Giovinazzi will complete six FP1 sessions for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team in 2018.
The Sauber F1 Team enters a multi-year partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo
We are delighted to announce that we 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 a strategic, commercial and technological cooperation between Alfa Romeo and the Sauber F1 Team, will enable the exchange of engineering and technical know-how, and provide new opportunities for the two organizations within Formula One and beyond. From 2018, the team will be known as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. The 2018 F1 car will bear the Alfa Romeo logo, and will be equipped with the 2018 Ferrari power units.
2017 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX- PREVIEW
Sahara Force India gets ready for this weekend’s season finale, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Vijay Mallya: “Whatever happens in Abu Dhabi this weekend, 2017 has already been our most successful season to date. I can’t stress just how proud I am of our achievements. Claiming fourth place in the World Championship for two consecutive years doesn’t happen by accident and I have to pay tribute to each and every one of the 400 staff who played their part in making it possible.
PIERRE AND BRENDON TO STAY FOR… 2018!
16th November 2017
Scuderia Toro Rosso is very pleased to announce that its driver line-up for the 2018 Formula 1 season will be the one formed by Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley. After making their Formula 1 debuts this year in Malaysia and Texas respectively, both drivers will continue together, as teammates, in the new year.
Next week’s Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi will be Pierre’s fifth Formula 1 weekend and Brendon’s fourth, gaining vital experience in order to start the 2018 season with already a good understanding of the sport and, at the same time, getting to know the team better.