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The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team congratulates Charles Leclerc on extraordinary career step
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team would like to congratulate Charles Leclerc on his fantastic step of joining the Scuderia Ferrari from 2019, and wishes him the best for his future in our sport.
During his first season in Formula One, the twenty-year-old Monegasque driver has given the Swiss team great satisfaction. Together they will continue working to make further progress in the final part of the season.
Kimi Räikkönen to race for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team from 2019
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is delighted to announce that Kimi Räikkönen will join the team from 2019. The 2007 Formula One World Champion has signed for the next two seasons.
In his career, Kimi Räikkönen has secured 20 Grands Prix wins and 100 podiums, making him one of the most highly regarded drivers in the history of the sport. The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team looks forward to the arrival of the Finnish driver, with whom the team shares the common goal of achieving ambitious results.
Racing Point UK Limited acquires Force India Formula One Team
Racing Point Force India F1 Team will make its debut at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix following the acquisition of the Force India Formula One Team by Racing Point UK Limited. The new ownership was finalised on Thursday 16th of August with a consortium of investors led by Lawrence Stroll agreeing terms to secure the future of the team.
Pierre Gasly to race for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing from 2019
20th August 2018
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing is delighted to announce that Pierre Gasly will join the Team from the beginning of the 2019 season, to race alongside Max Verstappen.
Pierre who had his first competitive taste of Formula One last year, joining our sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso from the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix, has had an impressive first full season in the sport this year, notably driving superbly to finish fourth at the Bahrain Grand Prix and notching two further top ten finishes in the first half of the season.
Daniel Ricciardo joins Renault Sport Formula One Team from 2019
3 August 2018
Renault Sport Formula One Team is pleased to confirm Daniel Ricciardo will join the team from the 2019 season. He will team up with current driver Nico Hülkenberg.
Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel, who hails from Perth, Australia, joins Renault Sport Formula One Team for the next two seasons.
Daniel Ricciardo to leave Aston Martin Red Bull Racing at the end of 2018
03 August 2018
Daniel Ricciardo has advised Aston Martin Red Bull Racing that he is to leave the Team at the end of the 2018 season.
Having joined the Red Bull family in 2008 as a member of the Red Bull Junior Team, with whom he won numerous junior titles, Daniel made his F1 debut in 2011 at the British Grand Prix. After two seasons with Scuderia Toro Rosso, Daniel joined us in 2014 and to date has brought the team seven victories, 29 podium finishes, two pole positions and 904 championship points.
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.