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2018 Ferrari F1 engine big boost for Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 – Leclerc

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F1 rookie and newly appointed Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 race driver Charles Leclerc says that up-to-date Ferrari power unit will deliver big boost for the Swiss based F1 squad. In 2017 Sauber F1 fought with 2016 spec Ferrari engine due to the financial troubles, which extremely disadvantaged their progress in all Grand Prix.

Sauber F1 team has set a technical and title sponsor contract with Ferrari’s sister car maker Alfa Romeo for the upcoming F1 season which Leclerc feels will put the team back in the midfield battle while he ready for his entrance having advanced as Formula 2 champion last year.

“Having the new 2018-spec Ferrari engine in place will be a big boost for the team. The newly formed partnership with Alfa Romeo is also exciting news,” Leclerc said.

“As for my personal expectations – my primary goal is to continue developing my skills as a driver, and to gain as much experience in Formula 1 as I can.

“In terms of my expectations and goals, I will work hard to support the team in developing the car during the season, so that we are able to obtain the best possible results in the 2018 season.”

“I have had the opportunity to get to know the team already, as I have completed four FP1 sessions and two Pirelli tyre tests in 2017,” he said.

“From the first moment on, all of the team members were very welcoming and helpful, and made me feel comfortable.

“I have already worked with some of the Ferrari engineers in the past, and I know Frédéric Vasseur from my time in GP3, when I drove for his team, ART Grand Prix. We have always had a very good relationship and I look forward to building on this next year.

“It feels absolutely amazing. Like for any racing driver, signing the first contract as a full-time driver in Formula 1 is a dream come true.”

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