Sauber

Full Team Name Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team
Base Hinwil, Switzerland
Team Chief Frédéric Vasseur
Technical Chief Simone Resta
Chassis C37
Power Unit Ferrari
First Team Entry 1993
World Championships N/A
Highest Race Finish 1 (x1)
Pole Positions 1
Fastest Laps 5

In profile

Having enjoyed considerable success in world sportscars, where he helped nurture the emerging talents of future F1 stars Michael Schumacher and Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Peter Sauber guided his eponymous squad into F1 racing in 1993. The Swiss team has since established itself as a mainstay of the F1 grid, becoming race winners under BMW’s brief ownership, and developing a well-earned reputation not only for producing competitive cars, but also for developing young drivers.

2018

Team Principal Fred Vasseur steers his squad on a surprisingly rapid upward path, their Ferrari-powered C37 proving increasingly competitive, particularly in the hands of rookie star Charles Leclerc, who scores 39 of their 48 points – a total almost 10 times their 2017 tally.

2017

Another tough campaign ends with just a five championship points. However, the mid-season arrival of Frederic Vasseur as team principal, followed by an Alfa Romeo title sponsorship deal for 2017 plus the signing of Ferrari protege Charles Leclerc, all bodes well for a brighter future.

2016

Lack of funding in the first part of the year means limited development, leaving the team woefully off the pace. Matters improve after mid-season arrival of new owners, and Felipe Nasr scores the only two points of their campaign at the penultimate round in Brazil, giving them a last-gasp top-ten finish in the final standings ahead of Manor.

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