Ericsson keeps seat at Sauber for 2018 alongside Leclerc

Drivers Marcus Ericsson of Sweden right and Charles Leclerc of Monaco unveil the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team on the occasion of its official presentation in Arese Italy Saturday Dec. 2 2017. The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team will compete in the 2018 Fo

The Swiss Formula One outfit Alfa Romeo Sauber have confirmed that Sweden's Marcus Ericsson and young Frenchman Charles Leclerc will compete for the world title in their rebranded auto in 2018.

The auto is predominantly white with red accents, and large Alfa Romeo logos after the Swiss team confirmed a deal with the manufacturer.

Leclerc, 20, won the Formula 2 championship last season after coming through the Ferrari Driver Academy, while Ericsson was at already at Sauber.

Ericsson failed to score a single point in the 2017 F1 season while his team-mate Pascal Wehrlein managed five only to lose his race-seat. The title sponsorship deal means the team will be called Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 and the multi-year partnership comes with technical and commercial benefits.

Dave Dombrowski Confirms Red Sox's Interest In Phenom Shohei Ohtani
All 30 teams could potentially be in the mix, since worldwide signing caps significantly limit the price of the 23-year-old. The teams with the most to offer include the Rangers ($3,335,000), the Yankees ($3.25 million) and Twins ($3,245,000).

Giovinazzi will be the reserve driver instead, taking part in Friday practice sessions.

Formula One chairman Chase Carey and former Ferrari boss Jean Todt, president of the governing FIA, both attended Saturday's presentation. He was speaking in Milan at an event marking the launch of Sauber's new partnership with Alfa Romeo.

Ferrari's late founder Enzo also started out racing and managing a team for Alfa Romeo, before setting up on his own in the late 1930s. "First and foremost, I would like to thank Ferrari for their support".

Alfa Romeo, founded in 1910, supplied Formula One engines in the 1960s and 1970s and returned as a constructor in 1979 before again withdrawing at the end of 1985.

Related News:

  • Emperor Akihito stuns Japan by announcing he will give up the throne

    Emperor Akihito stuns Japan by announcing he will give up the throne

    Officials said the timing was chosen so that Akihito can abdicate after reaching his 30th anniversary on the throne, a milestone. Japan's parliament enacted in June a law to allow the emperor to pass the Chrysanthemum throne on to his 57-year-old elder son.
    PUBG makes frame rate sacrifice for Xbox One debut

    PUBG makes frame rate sacrifice for Xbox One debut

    If you were wondering how a 100 man free-for-all could even work on mobile, this new trailer won't really show you much. Considering how many players a PUBG match contains, it's impressive to lock its framerate that high.
    German Social Democrat not ruling out any options for new government

    German Social Democrat not ruling out any options for new government

    Martin Schulz insisted on Friday that various options for forming a government were still on the table. Schulz also said he wants changes in Germany's approach to the European Union.
  • Guardiola regrets Redmond rant after City victory

    Guardiola regrets Redmond rant after City victory

    I've just seen this story and felt I had to say something and clear a few things that are floating around right now. But having reviewed footage of the incident, the FA have sought Guardiola's version of events.
    Fisher resigns after eight seasons

    Fisher resigns after eight seasons

    The hefty contract would put fisher behind Alabama's Nick Saban as the second highest paid coach in college football . And I guess we'll see [Fisher] next year, if that's what he's going to do. "Florida State is Florida State".
    These are Google Play's best apps, games, and movies of 2017

    These are Google Play's best apps, games, and movies of 2017

    Plus, if you are more inclined to sports, your favorite sports teams can also be tracked with Google Now. If you haven't already enabled the data saver feature for mobile data, you can do so from there as well.
  • Bette Midler: Geraldo Rivera Has Not Apologized For 1991 Groping

    Bette Midler: Geraldo Rivera Has Not Apologized For 1991 Groping

    Sad about @MLauer great guy, highly skilled & empathetic w guests & a real gentleman to my family & me. Rivera is a "roaming correspondent-at-large for Fox News" and has worked for the network since 2001.
    The only supermoon of the year will appear this weekend

    The only supermoon of the year will appear this weekend

    He said the distance will be about 14 per cent shorter than the apogee phenomenon, when the moon is farthest from earth. The moon always appears larger when it is closer to the horizon, an illusion especially profound on a full supermoon.
    Tiger Woods continues his remarkable comeback at the Hero World Challenge

    Tiger Woods continues his remarkable comeback at the Hero World Challenge

    Woods starts day two of the Hero World Challenge tied for eighth, three strokes back of the lead. In previous returns, Woods could be seen holding back or showing signs of pain.
  • Scott Frost Coming To Nebraska

    Scott Frost Coming To Nebraska

    Frost played with Stanford for two years before transferring to Nebraska where he was Cornhuskers' quarterback in 1996 and 1997. Frost led UCF to an 11-0 record on the season and an appearance in the American Athletic Conference championship game.
    Temperatures cool for end of week

    Temperatures cool for end of week

    While it won't be as warm as earlier in the week, afternoon highs are still expected to warm into the upper 50s and low 60s. The next weather system to affect us appears in line to reach us by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.
    German Police Destroy Package Containing Nails, Powder, Firecracker Found At Christmas Market

    German Police Destroy Package Containing Nails, Powder, Firecracker Found At Christmas Market

    There was also "no concrete evidence" the suspects belonged to the ISIS terror group, the office said. Security measures were in the spotlight as Berlin's Christmas markets officially opened on Monday.


Most liked

White House Does Not Expect US Government Shutdown
Trump said a deal might not be possible, the Democrats said they'd had enough Twitter abuse and were canceling the meeting. Funds expired at the end of September, and Republicans and Democrats have fought over how to pay for an extension.

Batman Ninja Anime Trailer Revealed
The plot of the film revolves around Batman attempting to stop The Joker and his minions from altering the future of Japan. The film is written by Kazuki Nakashima and English-language screenwriters, Leo Chu and Eric Garcia.

American Airlines, Pilots Work Out Agreement on Holiday Schedule
APA and management have reached an agreement in principle addressing our respective needs, and we have withdrawn our grievance. On Thursday, the company said just a few hundred of its late-December flights still did not have pilots set to fly the plans.

White House plan to replace Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency chief
Replacing the understated former oil man could significantly shift the tone and direction of Trump's foreign policy. Tom Cotton to take Pompeo's role with the Central Intelligence Agency .

China manufacturing growth accelerates in November
The Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers' index rose to 58.2 from October's 56.6, which was revised up from 56.3. Firms also said that they were replenishing stocks as well as building up buffers in anticipation of higher demand.

UFC President Dana White: Conor McGregor 'might never fight again'
The Daily Mail reported that police are "aware" of an incident that was said to have taken place in Crumlin. UFC President Dana White has already confirmed that Ferguson would be McGregor's next opponent.

Favourable World Cup draws for Russian Federation and England
At No. 65, Russian Federation is the lowest-ranked team at the tournament, with Saudi Arabia only two places higher. "It is the defending European champion and has a squad filled with top players".

Ex-US base worker gets life for killing Okinawan woman
A USA army base worker has been jailed for life for rape and murder in Okinawa, in a case that sparked anti-US protests in Japan. In 1995, mass anti-U.S. protests erupted on the island after a 12-year-old schoolgirl was raped by three USA service members.

South Australia unveils world's largest lithium-ion battery to feed its grid
The shortage is looming as Australia is expected to soon overtake Qatar as the world's biggest exporter of liquid natural gas. Being one of the world's biggest coal exporters, Australia has also always been seen as one of the world's worst polluters.

EPA to hold conventional biofuels targets steady
She also noted a desire for a more substantial cellulosic boost and said EPA "must take bold steps toward growth" of the RFS. Chuck Grassley said he was glad that EPA dropped its earlier proposal, but had hoped for higher blending levels.

Nissan Kicks Juke Out Of The Range At The LA Auto Show
It is also expected to achieve a fuel efficiency rating of 33 miles per gallon (mpg) for combined driving. Nissan will present three models for the United States market namely Kicks S, Kicks SV and Kicks SR.

BJP scores massive win in UP civic polls, Congress suffers jolt
Former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav must be ruing his decision not to campaign for Samajwadi Party (SP) in these elections. Over 3.36 crore voters exercised their rights at 36,269 polling booths in the state to decide the fate of 79,113 candidates.

Flashback : Five of the most memorable Manchester United clashes with Arsenal
Mourinho was asked if he was more like McEnroe, and that Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger the equivalent of Borg. It doesn't matter what happened before or what happens afterwards.

How To View The Upcoming 'supermoon ' On Dec. 3
However, if you watch a supermoon is when it's low, near the horizon, you can fully appreciate this rare moment in space and time. This particular supermoon will be 17 percent brighter and seven percent larger than a typical full moon.

Kaley Cuoco cries and shows off diamond ring in proposal video
While it seems as though she didn't expect that she'd get engaged hours later, Cuoco's face in the snap is pretty priceless. Cuoco and Cook have been together since late 2015. "I knew he was building up to something!" "She is very happy with Karl ".