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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Alfa Romeo Racing announced it has retained Antonio Giovinazzi for the 2020 season in Formula 1. The 25-year-old Italian has scored points on three occasions in 2019, with the first coming at the Austrian Grand Prix in June. Additionally, he has proved competitive in qualifying against teammate and 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen. “I am very happy to be staying with the team for 2020,” Giovinazzi said. “I am grateful for the incredible level of support I received in my first full season in Formula One:Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Sauber Formula 1 team has officially been renamed Alfa Romeo Racing ahead of the 2019 season. The announcement comes after the Italian company elected to extend the terms of their title sponsorship deal with the team. Alfa Romeo initially signed a technical and commercial partnership with Sauber ahead of the 2018 campaign. Sauber, who have competed in the sport since 1993, will not undergo any change in ownership or management despite the rebranding. The team’s driver lineup for the upcoming season will feature Kimi RäikkönenRead More

Posted On September 11, 2018By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Raikkonen to Join Sauber in 2019

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Kimi Raikkonen is going back to where it all began for him in Formula 1 as he readies for a return to Sauber in a multi-year deal beginning in 2019. The announcement comes moments following Ferrari confirming the 38-year-old Finn’s departure at the end of the year, which also came after confirmation that junior driver and F1 rookie Charles Leclerc will step up from Alfa Romeo Sauber to team alongside Sebastian Vettel next season. A deal The outcome is one that comes full circle for Raikkonen, whoRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Ferrari has announced that Charles Leclerc will step up to replace Kimi Raikkonen for the 2019 Formula 1 season. The 20-year-old Monaco native has put together an impressive rookie campaign for Alfa Romeo Sauber this year, with five results in the points through 14 races, including a career-best sixth in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in April. “Scuderia Ferrari announces that in the next Formula One racing season, Charles Leclerc will drive for the Team alongside Sebastian Vettel,” a brief statement from Ferrari read. Leclerc took toRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has announced that Tatiana Calderon has been placed as a test driver for the 2018 Formula 1 season. The 24-year-old Colombian was a development driver with the the Switzerland-based squad in 2017 prior to the newly promoted role. Her new responsibilities will include training sessions in the simulator and “coaching with engineers both on-site during several GP weekends, as well as at the team’s headquarters.” In addition to being a test driver, Calderon is also taking part in the GP3 SeriesRead More
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. “TheRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Sauber has confirmed that it will continue its run in Formula 1 with Ferrari as their engine supplier following a multi-year deal that was announced Friday morning. The announcement comes a day after the Hinwil-based canceled plans to start 2018 with Honda as its power supplier, which was set up by former team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. However, her departure in June brought in former Renault boss Frédéric Vasseur as her replacement and thus the team has elected to further their commitment with Ferrari. “I am veryRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Honda and Sauber have mutually agreed to put an end to a potential deal that would have seen the Japanese manufacturer supply the longtime Formula 1 team with engines in 2018. The interest for a new engine supplier came from Sauber’s former team principal, Monisha Kaltenborn, and was being discussed with Honda motorsport’s general manager, Masashi Yamamoto. However, Kaltenborn’s departure in June prior to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix put the situation in flux until the Hinwill-based squad put their faith in replacement and former Renault teamRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Frederic Vasseur helped lead Renault Sport F1 back onto the grid in last season, but unfortunately, the two have decided to part ways prior to 2017. The Frenchman worked alongside Renault F1 chief Cyril Abiteboul with restructuring and recruitment for long term vision. Vasseur was promoted to team principal midway through the season as Abiteboul moved to the factory with a focus on overseeing the operation. The team released a statement on the departure, citing it as a “mutual agreement” and that there is no changeRead More