Column 2017 Dezember 4

The season of Formula 1 ended, but the news has not ended. This week Sauber has announced his new name for the next season 2018, Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. In this way, Alfa Romeo joins the Sauber team, which will compete with Ferrari engines. Sergio Marchionne president of the Italian team manages to return the name of Alfa to the grid, even if only commercially. In addition to wanting to turn Sauber into its subsidiary team, like Toro Rosso and Red Bull. So through the investment you make with Alfa you will have a better chance of finding a place for the drivers of their academy. It has been thirty years since Alfa left Formula 1. His last appearance as a team was in 1985 as a team, counting with driders like Eddie Cheever. Alfa continued until 1987 as a supplier of engines and disappeared from the competition until now.

This Saturday in Milan they presented the colors of their car for 2018 that will be red and white. In addition to his two drivers for the next season: Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson. Leclerc is the current FIA Formula 2 champion with the Prema team. Ericsson, who remains on the team, is the only driver on the grid who has not scored any points in the 2017 Formula 1 season despite competing in all races. This decision leaves without a place for the German pilot Pascal Wehrlein who was the teammate of Ericsson this year. His only option would be the Williams team, which is the only team that has a place available for next season. Although he is not the only candidate for this position. Kubica, Kvyat and Di Resta are other options available to the Williams team. Kubica who was at the Abu Dhabi test this week has shown that he is up to it after the accident he suffered in 2011 and is ready to return. With a Williams slightly adapted due to the effects of his accident has shown that he is a real option for next year.