Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team ready to start the 2018 racing season in Australia

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team ready to start the 2018 racing season in Australia

19.03.2018: Preview – 2018 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix 1st Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 23rd to 25th March 2018

Preview – 2018 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix

1st Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 23rd to 25th March 2018




The await is over. After a long winter, the F1 season opener in Australia has a special taste for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 as it marks the return of the iconic Italian brand to Formula 1 after more than 30 years as Title Partner of the Team.



With the brand new C37, which is equipped with the 2018 Ferrari engine, and a strong line-up – consisting of Marcus Ericsson, a well experienced driver, and Charles Leclerc, a very promising rookie – the team is heading out to Melbourne ready for an exciting season.




Marcus Ericsson (car number 9)
:


“We are ready and looking forward to the first Grand Prix. It is always exciting to kick off the season in such a fantastic location, and on a track that is fun to drive. The circuit in Albert Park is a mix between a street track and a regular circuit, which is a good challenge for us drivers.



 The weather is usually quite unpredictable there, so that also spices things up for the weekend. I am looking forward to seeing our new car on track for the full race weekend for the first time.



Winter testing was useful in terms of gaining a general understanding of the car’s behaviour and potential. Now, we are moving to the next step when we will start to understand where we are in relation to our competitors. I look forward to it all and can’t wait to be back on track in Albert Park.”




Charles Leclerc (car number 16):



“I am really looking forward to being in Melbourne. The first race of a season is always exciting for a driver, but this being the first Formula 1 Grand Prix of my career makes the occasion even more special.



Melbourne is a lovely city that I discovered when I came to watch the Australian GP last year. Driving on the circuit in Albert Park will be a new experience for me, and I look forward to the challenge. With it being the opening race of the season, you can really feel the excitement and energy there.



 Over the past weeks, I have got to know the team well, learned all of the relevant procedures, and was able to get a first impression of the new C37 during winter testing. I am eager to now spend a full race weekend in the car and work with the team to understand how we can maximize our potential. I can’t wait to be on track for my first Grand Prix as a Formula 1 driver.”



Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal:



“We are starting off the new season with quite a few changes. First of all, we are returning to the paddocks with an iconic Title Partner – Alfa Romeo. Our new car, the C37, is equipped with the 2018 Ferrari engine. Recent winter tests in Barcelona have given us a first understanding of its potential, and we will continue developing it throughout the year.



We also have a new driver duo. Marcus (Ericsson) has a lot of experience and has become a key part of the team over the past three years.



 Charles (Leclerc) is joining us for his debut season in Formula 1. It is always exciting to see a rookie experience his debut in the sport. This Australian GP will be a special one of all of us, and I look forward to starting off the 2018 season on a positive note.”



Track facts:



Albert Park is a rather special venue and not a permanent race track, thus the surface will be improving throughout the weekend, weather permitting.



 Its abrasiveness is usually expected as quite moderate so Pirelli has allocated the soft, supersoft and ultrasoft compounds for the race weekend. When it comes to set-up for the new C37, braking stability and traction from low speed, as well as sharp changes of direction, will be important factors.




Circuit    Albert Park / 5.303 km

Race distance    58 laps / 307.574 km

Schedule    Qualifying 17:00 hrs local time (7:00 CET), Race 16:10 hrs local time (6:10 hrs CET
)
 



Tyre choices:


Driver    Marcus Ericsson     Charles Leclerc

Soft    2    3
Supersoft    3    2
Ultrasoft    8    8




Driver information:


    Marcus Ericsson     Charles Leclerc


Born    02.09.1990 / Kumla (SE)    16.10.1997 / Monte Carlo (MC)
Height / Weight    1,80 m / 70 kg    1,80 m / 67 kg

 

First GP    Australia 2014    Australia 2018



GP started    76    0

Best race result    8th Australia (2015)    –

Best qualifying    10th Malaysia (2015),

10th China (2015),10th Italy (2015)    –

Points 2018    –    –

Points in total    9    –




- Sauber F1  -  photos

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/alfa-romeo-sauber-f1-team-start-australia-2018---173884.html

19.03.2018 / MaP

More News

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 - Stat Attack: Australia and Beyond
19.03.2018
2018 Australian Grand Prix Timetable  Session          Local Time (AEDT)          Brackley (GMT)          Stuttgart (CET) more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Australian Grand-Prix preview
19.03.2018
Australian Grand-Prix 2018Albert ParkToto WolffWe’re excited to go racing again. Everything we’ve done over the past months were just the first steps on the road to start our more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Australian Grand-Prix preview
19.03.2018
2018 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX   Sergio Perez : “The race in Melbourne is something I look forward to all winter. It’s a really cool place to start the season. I love the city and it’s probably one of my favourite pl more >>
Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean quotes ahead of Australian Grand-Prix
17.03.2018
Romain GROSJEAN, driver car 8 In 2016, Haas F1 Team was starting from scratch, and that had its own unique challenges. To get ready for 2017, the team had to race its 2016 car while simultaneously developing the 2017 car. It’s w more >>
Haas F1 driver Kevin Magnussen quotes ahead of Australian Grand-Prix
17.03.2018
Kevin MAGNUSSEN, driver car 20   In 2016, Haas F1 Team was starting from scratch, and that had its own unique challenges. To get ready for 2017, the team had to race its 2016 car while simultaneously develop more >>
Haas F1 Team Melbourne stats and facts
17.03.2018
Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit•    Total number of race laps: 58 •    Complete race distance: 307.574 kilometers (191.118 miles)•    Pit lane speed limit: 60 kph (37 mph) more >>
Haas F1 Team Australian Grand-Prix preview
17.03.2018
With F1 Season Opener in Australia,  Haas F1 Team Seeks to Carve its Spot in  Upper Echelon of Ultra-Competitive Midfield It’s a different kind of Australian Open as the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship more >>
Carlos Sainz quotes ahead of Australian Grand-Prix
16.03.2018
Down to business   Carlos Sainz begins his first full season with Renault Sport Formula One Team in Melbourne, a circuit which has played kindly for him in his first three Formula 1 seasons. more >>
Nico Hülkenberg quotes ahead of Australian Grand-Prix
16.03.2018
Chomping at the bitNico Hülkenberg enters his eighth season in Formula 1 with high expectations and the will to succeed. Now, with one season under his belt at Enstone, The Hulk is raring to race around the picturesq more >>
Renault Sport F1 Rolex Australian Grand-Prix preview
16.03.2018
FORMULA 1 2018 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIXForeword from Renault Sport Racing Managing Director, Cyril AbiteboulAhead of us is a very long 21-race calendar during which many things will happen. This puts a premium on s more >>
Pirelli selected sets per driver for Australian Grand-Prix
13.03.2018
The FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Australian Grand Prix (March, 23-25).- Anthony Peacock, photo Pirelli more >>
McLaren-Honda F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
Australian Grand-Prix 2017 Albert Park Circuit“A LITTLE BIT OF A MILESTONE TODAY” Stoffel Vandoorne earned McLaren-Honda its first race finish of the season in today’s Australian Grand Prix, coming home in 13th posi more >>
Renault Sport F1 Australian Grand-Prix race review
26.03.2017
We have the performance potential; we must maximise every opportunityRenault Sport Formula One Team began its 2017 season at Albert Park with Nico Hülkenberg finishing just shy of the points in eleventh. Jolyon Palmer ma more >>
Red Bull Racing F1 Australian Grand-Prix race review
26.03.2017
• Max's 5th place is his best finish at the Australian Grand Prix.• Daniel retires after 25 laps.• Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix for the second time in his career.• Team takes 10 points from first race weekend of 2017. more >>
Williams Martini Racing F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
Australian Grand Prix  Race Notes•    Felipe Massa finished the Australian Grand Prix sixth, securing eight points for the team, whilst a front left brake failure for Lance Stroll cut his Formula One debut short more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
2017 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 26/03/2017 Carlos Sainz (STR12-03, Car 55)Race: pos. 8th “A tricky race! Obviously, with this new generation of cars, we didn’t know really what to expect, but to fi more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
2017 Australian Grand Prix - Sunday  Formula One back with a bang, as Silver Arrows score double podium in Melbourne •    Lewis Hamilton came home in P2 at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit to claim his 105th Formula One p more >>
Sauber F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix – Race Sunday 26.03.2017Weather: sunny and dry, 24-25°C air, 31-37°C trackMixed feelings for the Sauber F1 Team during its 25th anniversary more >>
Pirelli F1 Australian Grand Prix race review
26.03.2017
2017 Australian Grand Prix, Race- Vettel claims victory for Ferrari with a one-stop strategy as Formula 1's new era makes a spectacular star- Identical ultrasoft-soft strategy for top four finishers- Four other differ more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
2017 FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIXAlbert Park Circuit, Melbourne Sahara Force India scored seven points today in Melbourne as Sergio Perez raced to a well-earned seventh place finish, while Esteban Ocon scored his first point in Formula more >>
Haas F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
Australian Grand Prix (Round 1 of 20)Date:  Sunday, March 26   Location:  Albert Park Circuit in MelbourneLayout:  5.303-kilometer (3.295-mile), 16-turn circuitWeather:  SunnyAir Temps:  23.8-24. more >>
F1 Australian GP Race result
26.03.2017
F1 - ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIXAlbert Park Circuit, MelbourneSunday, March 26th 20171     5     Sebastian Vettel     Ferrari     57     1:24:11.672     25 more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Australian GP qualifying review
25.03.2017
 2017 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Albert Park Circuit - Saturday, March 25th 2017Carlos Sainz (STR12-03, Car 55)Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:25.948, pos. 8th, 11 lapsQualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:25.542, (Q2) 1:24.997., more >>
Red Bull Racing F1 Australian Grand Prix qualifiyng
25.03.2017
Max Verstappen fifth as Daniel Ricciardo crashes out in Australian Grand-Prix QualifyingMax Verstappen is set to start the Australian Grand Prix from fifth place on the grid, but Daniel Ricciardo's hopes of home glory were dealt a cruel blow when he more >>
Pirelli F1 Australian Grand-Prix qualifying
25.03.2017
Lewis Hamilton claims pole for Mercedes on P Zero Purple Ultrasoft with fastest ever lap of MelbourneOne Stop strategy looks likely for the race with new lower-degradation-tyresLatest generation of cars makes strategy harder to predict, with n more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Australian GP qualifying
25.03.2017
2017 Australian Grand Prix - Saturday  Silver Arrows on top as Lewis Hamilton takes 62nd Formula One pole •    Lewis Hamilton today took his 62nd career pole - his sixth at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit more >>
Williams Martini Racing F1 Australian GP qualifying
25.03.2017
Australian Grand Prix Qualifying •    Felipe Massa will start the Australian Grand Prix in seventh after a strong qualifying session at Albert Park, with a fastest lap of 1:24.443.•    Lance Stroll was more >>
Haas F1 Australian Grand-Prix qualifying review
25.03.2017
Event:  Qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix (Round 1 of 20)Date:  Saturday, March 25Location:  Albert Park Circuit in MelbourneLayout:  5.303-kilometer (3.295-mile), 16-turn circuitWeather:  Partly sunny more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Australian GP qualifying
25.03.2017
2017 FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX  Qualifying for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix saw Sergio Perez secure P11 on the grid ahead of teammate Esteban Ocon in P14.  SERGIO PEREZ - VJM10-02Session& more >>
Renault Sport F1 Australian GP qualifying review
25.03.2017
2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Saturday  25 March 2017 Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Nico Hülkenberg has qualified twelfth for the Rolex Australian Grand Prix whilst Jolyon Palmer endured a tough q more >>
McLaren-Honda F1 Australian GP qualifying review
25.03.2017
Fernando Alonso gave it everything in qualifying this evening to line up in 13th position for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix. The Spaniard underlined his legendary pace by setting 12th-quickest time in Q1 before setting a best time of 1m25.425s at the end of the Q2 session. more >>
Sauber F1 Australian GP qualifying review
25.03.2017
Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix – Qualifying – SaturdayWeather: sunny/overcast and dry, 28-31°C air, 32-40°C trackIn a challenging qualifying ahead of the Australian Grand Prix for the Sauber F1 Team, Marcus Ericsson was able to more >>
Pascal Wehrlein not to start at the Australian Grand Prix
25.03.2017
The Sauber F1 Team has decided to replace Pascal Wehrlein for the Australian Grand Prix. Wehrlein does not feel fit enough for a complete race distance due to his training deficit. As of FP3, Antonio Giovinazzi w more >>
McLaren Honda teams up with Logitech
25.03.2017
...as official technology peripherals partnerMcLaren-Honda is pleased to announce a new multi-year agreement with Logitech, the global consumer technology brand, who becomes Official Technology Peripherals Partner.Logitech is one of the more >>
Qualifying for Australian GP classification
25.03.2017
2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Melbourne, Albert Park CircuitSaturday, March 24th 20171     44     Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes     1:24.191   &n more >>
Melbourne Australian GP Practice 3 classification
25.03.2017
2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Melbourne, Albert Park CircuitSaturday, March 24th 20171     5     Sebastian Vettel     Ferrari     1:23.380       &n more >>
Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame welcome 21 inductees
24.03.2017
The Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame, presented by Speedcafe.com,  has inducted 21 new members at a gala function attended by FIA President, Jean Todt in Melbourne tonight.The Australian Hall of Fame was launched last year with an inaugural list o more >>
Formula1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix marks a new era
24.03.2017
This weekend Rolex celebrates its fifth consecutive year as F1 Event Title Partner of the opening race of the FIA Formula One World Championship™ season, the 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX. A Global Partner and the Official Time more >>
Pirelli F1 Australian GP Friday practices review
24.03.2017
2017 Australian Grand Prix - Practice Sessions- Lewis Hamilton comfortably fastest in both sessions with the P Zero Purple Ultrasoft, making its debut in Australia- Performance gap of around 0.7 seconds per lap between the com more >>

Kategorien

2001-2022 automobilsport.com full copyright