Sauber unveils concept 2018 Alfa Romeo livery

Formula Two champion Leclerc to lead new Alfa Romeo F1 team

While Sauber is not a competitive team and Leclerc will likely struggle to score points by finishing races in the top 10, this will be a great opportunity for him to showcase his driving talent to some of the sport's top teams.

Giovinazzi's chances seemed to have been raised by news of the Alfa Romeo deal, with speculation Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne was keen to make it a fully-fledged junior team.

Leclerc had always been tipped for one of the Sauber seats after storming to the Formula 2 title, finishing 72 points ahead of Artem Markelov.

Even before he put his teenage years behind him back in October, he had always been the favorite to get this ride, and now it's official.

'Morning Joe' Rips Trump For Suggesting Connection to Intern's Death
On Wednesday, Trump suggested that co-host Joe Scarborough should be investigated for the 2001 death of an intern working for him while he was a congressman from Florida.

The Swiss team announced Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc as its 2018 race drivers at a launch event near Milan, with Antonio Giovinazzi as third driver.

The white-and-red scheme, reflecting Alfa Romeo's colours, marks a move away from the predominantly blue livery which Sauber has run since 2015.

Marchionne, who is also chairman of Sauber's engine suppliers Ferrari, has made the title sponsorship of Sauber part of his reshaping of the FCA-owned Alfa Romeo brand. "We have big challenges ahead of us and having the contribution of Alfa is essential for the future of F1".

Former champions Williams are the only remaining team with a vacancy. "First and foremost, I would like to thank Ferrari for their support".

Related News:

  • Super Frost Moon Lights Up the Sky This Weekend

    Super Frost Moon Lights Up the Sky This Weekend

    The moon is nearly full Saturday night and will be full Sunday. "But it's another great chance to watch the Moon". A supermoon occurs when the sun, moon and Earth align, and a full or new moon aligns with the sun's lunar orb.
    Full moon supermoon to appear on Sunday

    Full moon supermoon to appear on Sunday

    The first - and final - supermoon of 2017 will brighten the sky Sunday evening around 8 p.m. and reach its perigee at 3:45 a.m. This is rare because as the Earth revolves around the sun, the moon's orientation to Earth stays mostly the same.
    Explosives found in package near German Christmas market

    Explosives found in package near German Christmas market

    What was found in the suspicious package? A controlled explosion was carried out on the suspicious package. Brandenburg state Interior Minister Karl-Heinz Schroeter told reporters the powder will be analyzed.
  • Scott Frost returning to Nebraska after leading UCF revival

    Scott Frost returning to Nebraska after leading UCF revival

    He took over a Knights team that didn't win a game in 2015 and went 6-7 and earned a bowl bid in 2016. Frost will be the first person since Frank Solich to both play and coach at Nebraska.
    Kelly Clarkson's Los Angeles home robbed

    Kelly Clarkson's Los Angeles home robbed

    There was one thing about the robbery that concerned Clarkson and her husband, Brandon Blackstock , more than anything. Kelly accepted the Powerhouse Award at the Billboard Women in Music event and performed her song, "Meaning of Life".
    Jennifer Hudson Drops Order of Protection, Reaches Custody Agreement with Ex

    Jennifer Hudson Drops Order of Protection, Reaches Custody Agreement with Ex

    The Oscar winner's ex-fiancé has been granted primary custody over the former couple's 8-year-old son, David Jr ., TMZ reports. We noted earlier this month that David Otunga and singer Jennifer Hudson had ended their 10 year relationship.
  • Tiger Woods finishes second round of Challenge four shots off lead

    Tiger Woods finishes second round of Challenge four shots off lead

    To come out here and score like I did, that was nice. "On 17, I was able to make a bunker shot to sort of cap off the day". Woods' fourth spine surgery, each initially viewed as successes allowing him to return to play. "I just played solid".
    Victoria's Secret models captured singing racist slur backstage in Twitter video

    Victoria's Secret models captured singing racist slur backstage in Twitter video

    That n-word was too loud and clear for there only to be one black girl in this room", wrote the writer Mikelle Street. Additionally, it is the longest running No. 1 track in Billboard's Hot 100 history from a solo female rapper.
    A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip Enraged Over Grammy Snub

    A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip Enraged Over Grammy Snub

    I'm exhausted of bitin' my tongue all the f*ckin' time and trying to be nice and sh*t . Q-Tip says that Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix never received Grammy Awards.
  • Aaron Boone: Making sense of the Yankees new manager

    Aaron Boone: Making sense of the Yankees new manager

    The average age of Girardi's first seven Yankees rosters was always between 29.3 and 31.8 years, according to Baseball Reference. Cashman made his recommendation to owner Hal Steinbrenner and a contract still has to be worked out.
    Law enforcement speak again, continue work in finding Mariah Woods

    Law enforcement speak again, continue work in finding Mariah Woods

    The girl's home is in the southeastern part of the state, just west of Jacksonville and Marine Corps Air Station New River. WCTI also reported that officials have expanded crime scene tape near Mariah Woods' home and are widening their search.
    Google launches Datally, an app to manage cellular data

    Google launches Datally, an app to manage cellular data

    Of course, the app has its downsides, and the biggest will be for those wary of handing access over to corporations like Google . You can manually control individual apps, and tap on that lock icon to unlock it, and thus allow background data refresh.


Most liked

Feds want to seize Martin Shkreli's Wu-Tang album
That means that Shkreli is (hopefully) out of this story, we're only entering a whole new chapter of who will own this one-of-a-kind album.

Former Yemen rebel ally Saleh calls for talks with Saudi Arabia
He told Yemenis all across the country that if they support him, "to defend the nation, the republic and the revolution".

Syrian Army Intercepts Missiles Near Damascus
According to earlier reports, Israel has launched a number of airstrikes targeting Syria's territory from Lebanese airspace. A report last month said that Iran was building a permanent military base in southern Syria.

Burqa-clad Taliban terrorists attack college in Pakistan, at least five wounded
In a similar attack, Pakistani Taliban gunmen, in December 2014, had killed 134 children at Peshawar's Army Public School. IG KPK Mehsud had earlier confirmed that at least four persons were injured including two students in the attack.

England rivals excited by Three Lions challenge at World Cup
Now 61, he coached his native Colombia at the 1998 World Cup in France. "Panama are very happy with this group. But asked if he feared any of their players, he quipped: "The only unsafe player is Messi!"

Qualcomm wants to stop Apple selling the AT&T & T-Mobile iPhone X
Qualcomm already filed a series of similar claims against Apple back in July, again asking for payments and for a ban on iPhones. Qualcomm in one case says that Apple is replying on its patented technology to create the iPhone's Portrait Mode effect.

Nashville 1 Of 4 Finalists For MLS Expansion Teams
FC Cincinnati is among four teams officially named finalists for Major League Soccer's expansion, the league announced Wednesday. In August, MLS Commissioner Dan Garber said Detroit is energized for soccer, and they are expanding with four new teams.

Glitch Leaves American Airlines Without Pilots For Christmas Season
As a result, thousands of flights have no pilot scheduled. "This is a crisis right now, and in that crisis, they've gone solo". The group estimated that more than 15,000 flights from December 17-31 - a critical holiday travel period - were affected.

Teenager claims she has had 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie
The teen, who describes herself as a "strong sister" on her Intagram has amassed more than 310,000 followers on social media. According to Belgian website Sud Info , Sahar Tabar had all of the procedures in a matter of months.

Netflix Original 'Mindhunter' Renewed for a Second Season
The Atlanta killings occurred between 1979 and 1981 and included as their victims more than two dozen black children and adults. They interview and analyze serial killers who have been caught, in hopes of applying their findings to solve open cases.

Sam Allardyce to attend Everton game against West Ham with appointment imminent
Sam Allardyce will be at USM Finch Farm this afternoon to finalise terms on becoming the new manager of Everton Football Club. He previously held talks with the club's hierarchy only to announce he had withdrawn because he felt they were hesitating.

Instagram Now Lets You Draw on Your Friends' Photos
As seen in the image above, this interesting bit of software lets the user respond directly to a photo with a photo of their own. Remixing photos and customizing how often friends can view direct messages are both part of the Instagram v24 update.

Lincoln returns to full model names, turning 'MKX' into 'Nautilus'
Lincoln Black Label For clients seeking a unique personalized experience, Lincoln Black Label is available for the new Nautilus. Also, Lincoln has been trying to set itself apart among luxury brands by trying not to seem unapproachable and haughty.

HDMI 2.1 specification released - all details
Auto Low Latency Mode automatically sets the ideal latency setting for lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. The HDMI 2.1 specification is now available, which means TV/monitor makers can start making good use of it.

Trump Wins Opening Round In Legal Battle Over Consumer Watchdog Agency
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where he began work earlier in the day after being named acting director by U.S. Hours later, Trump said Mulvaney would lead the agency on an interim basis, sparking an unprecedented showdown.