By Adam Tate, Associate Editor
Alfa Romeo Sauber have unveiled their 2018 challenger – the C37.
Featuring a bold livery combining the classic white of Sauber and the deep red of Alfa Romeo, the car is a clear departure from last year’s woefully uncompetitive C36. In fact, of all the 2018 cars unveiled so far – Haas, Williams, Red Bull, the Sauber vies with the Williams for most radically overhauled.
“The car philosophy is much different to that of the C36,” said Joerg Zander, technical director of Alfa Romeo Sauber. “The aerodynamic concept has changed significantly, and the C37 has several new features in comparison to its predecessor.
“We are positive that the new concept offers us more opportunities and will help us to make improvements during the course of the season. The 2018 Ferrari engine will also give us a boost in terms of our performance. We hope that we will make progress with the C37 and that we are more competitive compared to 2017.”
The car will be driven by long time Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson and young Charles LeClerc, the 2017 F2 champion and the most exciting rookie to come to F1 since Max Verstappen, if not Lewis Hamilton. Team Principal Frederic Vasseur called the duo, “the perfect driver line-up, with one being an experienced driver and one a promising rookie.”
The beautiful new car also boasts a raft of new sponsors for 2018 including Carrera, Kappa, and watch maker Richard Mille which personally sponsors LeClerc in addition to sponsoring McLaren.