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2017-12-02 14:24:04

Sauber-2018 Marcus Ericsson and Charles LeClair

Sauber-2018 Marcus Ericsson and Charles LeClair

The Sauber team has announced the pilots on the season-2018. In cockpits with logos Alfa Romeo will sit the Swede Marcus Ericsson and Monegasque Charles Leclerc.Eriksson stands for Sauber in 2015, steadily losing teammates, but has a sponsor and to communicate with the owners of the Sauber. LeClair, in contrast, performed well in the youth series and is supported by Ferrari.The Sauber team will continue to use Ferrari engines, but now the last modifications, not last year's model, like last season. In addition, the title sponsor of the Swiss team will be the brand Alfa Romeo, like Ferrari, part of Fiat-Chrysler.At presentation in Henville Sauber presented the pilots and new coloring.

2017-12-01 12:34:04

Charles LeClair Tragedy has made me stronger

Charles LeClair Tragedy has made me stronger

The young pilot Charles LeClair, who next year is likely to be a pilot Sauber, said the recent tragedies in life made him stronger.Charles Leclerc "it Was a very difficult time. I lost my best friend, Jules Bianchi, then his father. But I think it made me stronger, and now I see life differently.I don't think I would be hard in Formula 1. I remember that Alonso started with Minardi. I, too, can rise to the top teams".

2017-11-29 15:14:03

Alfa Romeo is the title sponsor of Sauber

Alfa Romeo is the title sponsor of Sauber

Alfa Romeo returns to Formula 1. The Italian company has announced a commercial and technical cooperation with the Sauber team.Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari President and concurrently the head of Fiat-Chrysler, where as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo part, have long talked about a possible return of the Italian brand in Formula 1. However, everyone expected that Sauber is to Ferrari engines under the brand Alfa Romeo, but it was limited to changing the name of the team Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team.Sergio Marchionne "the Agreement with Sauber is an important step in the renewal of the brand Alfa Romeo, which returns to Formula 1 after 30 years. It is a well known brand in the world of Motorsport, and now Alfa Romeo will join major brands present in the Formula-1.Technology exchange with such an experienced team like Sauber, will help our brand. In turn, our engineers have demonstrated their ability in constructing models Giulia and Stelvio will be able to share my experience with Sauber".Pascal Picchi, President Sauber "Alfa Romeo has a rich track record in motorsports, and we are proud that this company chose our team to return to Formula 1. Close cooperation with the automaker, will help Sauber to be further developed. We look forward to a long and successful cooperation".If this year Sauber uses the engines of a sample of 2016, the next season the team will get the last modification, and Haas. Behind the wheel of one of the cars will likely sit protg of the Ferrari Charles LeClair. Second place Antonio Giovinazzi, another pupil of the Scuderia.Designer Sean bull had already submitted a new version of the coloring machine.

2017-11-29 10:24:03

Sergey Sirotkin made his debut behind the wheel of a Williams

Sergey Sirotkin made his debut behind the wheel of a Williams

The Williams team on the second day of tests in Abu Dhabi gave the cockpit your machine to Sergey Sirotkin. The Russians drove the first laps.Sirotkin previously conducted tests and Friday practice in the composition Sauber and Renault.

2017-11-29 10:14:04

The tests in Abu Dhabi continues

In Abu Dhabi launched the second and final day of testing with the participation of all ten Formula 1 teams.Eight teams will sit behind the wheel combat pilots. Sauber will try their hand bidder to be the combat pilot Charles LeClair and Williams will hold a regular comparative tests Sersea Sirotkin and Robert Kubica. The cockpit of the second car McLaren is a reserve pilot team 18-year-old Lando Norris.The composition of the teams, November 29- Mercedes Valtteri Bottas - Red Bull Max Verstappen - Ferrari Sebastian Vettel, Force India Sergio Perez and Esteban Okon - Williams Sergey Sirotkin and Robert Kubica McLaren two cars Stoffel Vandorn and Lando Norris - Toro Rosso Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley - Haas Kevin Magnussen - Renault Carlos Sainz Sauber Charles LeClair.

2017-11-28 11:44:03

In Abu Dhabi started tests

After the final race of the Formula 1 team remained in Abu Dhabi to hold a two-day test session and to get acquainted with new rubber.Today, the first day of testing behind the wheel of a Force India will sit Russian Nikita Mazepin and the Williams will work Robert Kubica. McLaren were allowed to use two cars because the tire tests in Brazil with the participation of the British team had to be cancelled due to security reasons.The composition of the teams, November 28- Mercedes Lewis Hamilton - Red Bull Daniel ricciardo - Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen Force India Nikita Mazepin - Williams Robert Kubica and lance Stroll - McLaren two cars Fernando Alonso and Oliver terve - Toro Rosso Sean Gelael - Haas Romain Grosjean - Renault Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber Marcus Ericsson.

2017-11-26 01:54:03

Pascal Wehrlein We knew that the tires will be difficult

Pascal Wehrlein We knew that the tires will be difficult

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in the qualification of Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi showed the 18-th result.Pascal Wehrlein "Qualification was OK, but I was not satisfied with the final result. We knew that we have problems with the tires. It is difficult for us to work in a narrow window, temperatures on this track.The race will be difficult, but I will give everything to achieve the best position at the finish".The race in Abu Dhabi for Wehrlein will be the last in the composition Sauber, and perhaps in Formula 1.

2017-11-25 20:14:04

Qualification account after Abu Dhabi

Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-7Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 15-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 7-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 13-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 16-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 1-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 3-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-8Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-11.

2017-11-25 12:04:04

Pascal Wehrlein We were able to collect a lot of information

Pascal Wehrlein We were able to collect a lot of information

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein on the results practices Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi was on 17-th position.Pascal Wehrlein "Today we were able to show good results during practices. I was able to drive many circles, and contributed to the work with the settings. After lunch we worked in the direction of preparing the car for qualifying and the race, because only the time is combat.Overall, it was a productive day. We gathered a lot of information that will analyze to achieve a greater speed before the last race in the season.

2017-11-23 16:14:03

Pascal Wehrlein still hopes to get a place in Formula 1

Pascal Wehrlein still hopes to get a place in Formula 1

This year, Pascal Wehrlein lost the support of Mercedes, and at the end of the season will lose their place in the Sauber. However, the German expects to stay in Formula 1.Pascal Wehrlein "I don't know what will happen next. However, the race in Abu Dhabi is not seen as the last in his career.With regard to the role of test driver, I can not imagine without racing next year. I want to be a combat pilot, and preferably in Formula 1.I have not lost hope, but I really want this to be clear as early as possible. However, in the last two years I had to wait until January or February.It is worth noting that all the points earned by the Sauber team this season, on account of Pascal Wehrlein. The co-pilot Marcus Ericsson has never finished above 11th place, but the Swede has sponsors that helped to preserve a place in the team.As for Wehrlein, last chance - the Williams team.

2017-11-23 16:04:03

Mario Illien Private minders need help with sponsors or brands

Mario Illien Private minders need help with sponsors or brands

The engines of Formula 1 in 2021 want to make it easier and cheaper to make in the League could involve small private companies. However, Mario Illien, a renowned expert on racing engines and owner of Ilmor, doubts that you can do without solid sponsors or support automakers.Mario Illien "In principle, the correct concept. Yes, the engines should become easier and cheaper. However, private companies creating such an engine still will not do without serious financial assistance.Work with two clients will be difficult. If at least one of them will be in a difficult situation, then the whole thing will come to an end. Need serious help sponsors or manufacturers."In 1993-2001, the company Ilmor built engines Formula 1 under the brand name Mercedes, who used the team Sauber and McLaren. Later a German company bought the business from Illiana. A few years later Illien created a new company under the old name Ilmor.

2017-11-23 12:24:03

Williams have confirmed their participation in the tests Sirotkin

In the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season, the Williams will participate lance Stroll, Robert Kubica and Russian Sergey Sirotkin.On the first day, 28 November, driving FW40 will work lance Stroll and Robert Kubica. The second day, November 29, will be divided between them Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin.The statement of the press service Williams said "We neterpeniem waiting for the opportunity to test new tires with the new pilots the lance as a combat pilot season in 2018, Robert with his experience and Sergey is a promising new talent Formula-1".On account Sirotkin three test day in the Sauber and Renault, during which he drove a distance of 1181 km, and seven of Friday's practice.

2017-11-21 11:24:05

George Russell ready for Formula 1

George Russell ready for Formula 1

A graduate of the Mercedes George Russell said he was ready for a career in Formula 1. There is an assumption that young Brit next season will be the reserve pilot Force India.George Russell "I'm ready for the season in Formula 1. I have done a lot for Mercedes, I worked a lot in the simulator. Feel well prepared, and this year I won the GP3 championship.If you look at the facts, the only options are Williams or Sauber, but we will see.One of the reasons I really want to take part in the tests at the end of the year with Force India is a possibility that may open after this work. For example, in January, if something happens, I will jump for joy. I will definitely take my chance".

2017-11-15 12:24:04

Antonio Giovinazzi refuses dreams to be in Formula-1

Antonio Giovinazzi refuses dreams to be in Formula-1

Antonio Giovinazzi admitted that he still hopes to return to Formula 1 with Ferrari. We will remind that this year the Italian has helped Sauber, replacing an injured Pascal Wehrlein.Antonio Giovinazzi "This year has given me more than I expected. I do not deny that after a great year in GP2, I feel ready to participate in a full season in Formula 1. But now I feel even more prepared than last winter.In Australia, I had a great time, but China was the worst Grand Prix for me in the career of a pilot. Error happened to me on the stage when I was under pressure from the press. After this criticism was rife. Maybe in China I set goals that were unattainable. But that disappointment helped me grow.I understand that Formula 1 is not football, where you can play for different teams. Here only 20 seats for all pilots in the world, but I always thought that there may be at the level of Vettel and Hamilton".

2017-11-11 23:24:03

Qualifying score after Brazil

In the team Williams Felipe Massa drove a qualifying score with their partner and 172. The most equal fight to Sauber, where Pascal Wehrlein is leading with a score 107.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-6Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 14-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 12-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 15-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 2-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-10.

2017-11-11 12:04:03

Sauber can call the pilots in Abu Dhabi

The head of the team Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that the pilots on the season-2018 may be called during the final Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. It is expected that his place will retain Marcus Ericsson and his partner will be one of the protg Ferrari or Charles LeClair, or, less likely, Antonio Giovinazzi.Frederic Vasseur "I hope that we will be able to call the pilots in Abu Dhabi. Of course, we have time before the Grand Prix of Australia, but we do not want to delay the matter.Leclere copes with his work. In Friday practice to work difficult, but he showed stable and high speed".

2017-11-10 15:24:03

Pascal Wehrlein My last chance is Williams

Pascal Wehrlein admitted that it will lose a place in the team Sauber. The only chance to stay in Formula 1 - a contract with Williams.Pascal Wehrlein "Obviously, my results in the last races already on what will not affect. Everyone knows that in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, we hardly earn points. My last chance is Williams. Sauber seat for me there.If you have to miss at least one more year, to return to Formula 1 will not be easy. Of course, if I had 5-10 million dollars, and my chances were higher."The Williams team uses Mercedes engines. Maybe that's where it will take Wehrlein in exchange for a discount on the power plant, it is known that Pascal supports the German company.

2017-11-02 12:04:04

Marcus Ericsson Our team works with tires

Pilot Sauber Marcus Ericsson believes that the progress of his team in a number of recent races is associated with an excellent tire.Marcus Ericsson "the Tyres this year are more conservative, less efficient and not so much degraded, but there is still a small window where our engineers have achieved the best level of adhesion with the track.I know we most of the year worked in the wrong direction, but now everything has changed. Now we have found some nuances that helped us pretty much to improve, and this applies to temperature and temperature control of the tires.We did some work with the tyres, with different temperature zones, and this seems to be very helpful to us. For us it was a big hit".

2017-10-31 16:04:04

Sauber refused by Pascal Wehrlein

Sauber refused by Pascal Wehrlein

As reported by the Swiss publication Blick, citing a source inside the team, the leadership of the Sauber refused to renew the contract with Pascal Wehrlein.It is expected that one will receive a protg of the Ferrari. It will be either Charles, LeClair, or Antonio Giovinazzi. In return, Sauber expects to get a discount on the power plant of Maranello.Second place is likely to retain Marcus Ericsson, which has a good sponsors and communications with team owners.The only chance of Wehrlein is Williams. It is known that Mercedes is negotiating with a team that uses German engines.

2017-10-30 11:04:03

Fernando Alonso the Race was positive

Fernando Alonso the Race was positive

After starting from 18th position, Fernando Alonso made it to tenth place and earned one point. Decoration of the race became his fight with Lewis Hamilton for ninth place.Fernando Alonso "overall, it was a good race, given that we startval from the tail of the peloton, and finished it with glasses. The car felt very well since Friday. We were very quick in the turns, and we had good handling and good balance throughout the race.We lacked the maximum speed for attack and defense, so I was stuck behind a Sauber for half the race and then couldn't pass Magnussen. As soon as I fell out of his DRS zone, it was very vulnerable, so in the end, there's nothing I could do to stop Lewis.I fought hard, trying to brake a little later each time, but still missed out on ninth place. It was a good battle, but it's so hard when you don't have a good machine.Now we're going to Brazil - let's try and earn some points there".

2017-10-29 10:24:04

Markus Eriksson the Last round was a surprise

Markus Eriksson the Last round was a surprise

Pilot Sauber Marcus Ericsson became the best pilot of those who came out in the second round of qualifying.Marcus Ericsson "It was a good day. We continued to work on after practice yesterday and took the correct steps to configure the car. We were able to become more competitive. It was a good team effort because we were able to get the most out of the car in qualifying. I am also happy with my last lap in qualifying - it was a pleasant surprise, and he wasn't too far from the exit in the second round. Before the race we all have a positive attitude".

2017-10-28 22:44:03

Qualification account after Mexico

Mercedes, Ferrari and Williams continues dominance of one of the pilots, and Haas and Sauber fight between teammates almost equal.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen 13-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-12Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 15-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 14-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-1Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 1-1Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 11-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-9.

2017-10-28 12:34:04

Kevin Magnussen could miss the race in Mexico

The Haas team appealed to the FIA with the request to allow Kevin Magnussen to miss Saturday briefing pilots because of ill health.In the FIA went against the American team, however, before the start of Saturday's practice Magnussen will have to communicate with the medical delegate of the FIA. If Kevin will have to pass a qualification and race, his place will be Antonio Giovinazzi.In the beginning of the season, Giovinazzi already spent two races in the composition Sauber, where he replaced injured Pascal Wehrlein.

2017-10-25 19:34:03

Daniil Kvyat was allowed to seek a place in another team

In the Red Bull/Toro Rosso actually refused the services of Daniil Kvyat, and, as reported by Sky Sports, the Russians were allowed to look for a place in another team.At the moment the job is in Sauber and Williams. To get to Sauber, you must have either the support of Ferrari, no major sponsorship package. Title sponsor Williams takes a pilot over the age of 25, and Daniel still only 23. So the probability that the team will remain in Formula 1 as a combat pilot is practically zero.However, it is possible to look for options in IndyCar.

2017-10-24 10:44:04

Pascal Wehrlein Mercedes is losing support

Pascal Wehrlein Mercedes is losing support

Pascal Werlein may lose the support of Mercedes. He now plays for Sauber, but next season is likely to remain without a place in the Swiss team.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes "Williams - the only option is the Pascal. They consider several pilots. Pascal has a chance, but we can't do more than what's already done.At some point the pilot must begin to stand on their own two feet".

2017-10-22 13:44:03

Qualification account after the United States

The dominance of one pilot is most evident in Williams and McLaren. Approximately equal to the fight is only Sauber.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 12-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 12-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-11Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-6Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 14-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 13-3Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Brendon Hartley 1-0Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 0-1Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 11-6Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 6-9.

2017-10-15 20:34:03

In Haas refused to take young pilots Ferrari

As you know, the team Haas is working closely with Ferrari. However, the Americans rejected the proposal of the Scuderia to take one of the graduates of the Racing Academy of Ferrari.Gunther Steiner, team principal, Haas "We are working closely with Ferrari, but they respect the decisions we make. Yes, they offered their young pilots, but we refused.We're happy with our current driver line-up and believes that nothing should be changed".Meanwhile, Sauber has expressed willingness to provide space for young pilots Ferrari in exchange for a discount on the supplied engines and other components. We are talking about Charles LeClair and Antonio Giovinazzi.

2017-10-08 13:34:04

Pascal Wehrlein to rejoice

Pascal Wehrlein to rejoice

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in race of the Grand Prix of Japan finished last, losing to the leaders of the two circles.Pascal Wehrlein "I can't be satisfied with today's race. I had problems with the balance of the car, starting with the start of the race. I wasn't able to attack as much as you would have done it under normal circumstances.Now we will analyze our data and try to find the causes of problems. Overall, a disappointing race for me in Suzuka. I hope that at US everything will be better".

2017-10-07 21:04:03

Qualification account after Japan

In Renault total advantage of Nico over Jolyon Palmer, who is leaving the French team after the Japanese weekend. Pierre went Out a second consecutive qualification has lost a partner in the Toro Rosso, and in the next phase it will have a new partner Daniil Kvyat.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 11-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 11-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 5-11Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-5Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 13-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 12-3Toro Rosso, Carlos Sainz, Pierre went Out 2-0Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 15-0Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 10-6Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 5-9.