2018 F1

Sauber set for 2018 driver line-up, Alfa Romeo announcements

Sauber F1 team is shaping up to make announcements this week in Abu Dhabi. It is expected that Pascal Wehrlein will leave the Swiss team after Sunday’s 2017 finale in Abu Dhabi, to be replaced for next year by Ferrari junior Charles Leclerc.

But Sauber’s ties to Ferrari could be getting even stronger.

We reported recently that Sauber is under pressure to also evacuate the other seat, even though it is currently occupied by Marcus Ericsson, who is very close to the team’s owners.

But Ferrari wants its other junior, Antonio Giovinazzi, to also drive for Sauber in 2018.

“We will do the (driver) announcement, I hope, in Abu Dhabi,” Sauber team boss Frederic Vasseur said.

And media reports including Speed Week and the Swiss daily Blick say there could be another announcement in Abu Dhabi.

For months, it has been rumoured that Sauber’s engines next year could be rebranded as Alfa Romeo, the Ferrari-linked luxury car brand. Italian sources say that deal is now effectively done.

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5 Comments
  • maserati123

    Sorry you feel that way,and may be tha’t your wish,but I wish them well ok

  • Skid Solo

    Giovinazzi has proved to be a bit of a serial crasher. The Sauber mechanics better prepare for many “all nighters” next year on race weekends, whenever he crunches the Sauber.

  • ecapdeville

    It will be the same ferrari engine but rebranded as AR… just like Renault and TAG with Redbull… the team will suffer just the same as this season.

  • Dave Domenicano

    Giovinazzi can’t even drive in a straight line…

  • maserati123

    ALFA ROMEO BACK IN F1 WOW I AM ECSTATIC,EXCITED,HAPPY AND OVER JOYED. I HOPE THEY RUN HEAR THE TOP OF THE FIELD THOUGH,AND GET POINTS

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