Alfa Romeo Sauber has presented their new 2018 F1 car named C37 in a red-white combination of colors as a result of their new partnership.
Sauber has signed a partnership with Alfa Romeo as a part of their closer relationship with Ferrari, who will deliver the latest specifications of power unit in 2018 while Ferrari junior and F2 champion Charles Leclerc will also drive for the team as a part of their partnership.
Alfa Romeo logos appear everywhere on the new Sauber C37 with which the team wants to make progress compared to the last place in the constructors’ championship last season.
“I’m really looking forward to the new season and to see Marcus and Charles on the track,” said team boss Frederic Vasseur, who on the first day of his new job terminated a deal with Honda about delivering their power units for 2018.
“We have invested a lot of effort into the C37 in recent months and it is great today to present a new car.”
“I’m convinced that Marcus and Charles will be the perfect driver line-up, one more experienced, and another promising rookie.”
“Our goal for 2018 is clear – we need to catch up with other teams and improve our performance during the season.”
“We have invested heavily into C37 development and we want to thank all partners and supporters for all their support.”
“The return of Alfa Romeo to Formula 1 is a very important moment in our history and I’m proud that such a historically significant brand has chosen us for their return to sport.”
Technical director Joerg Zander, who came from the Audi WEC LMP1 programme, says the team has completely changed the aerodynamic concept of last year’s C36.
“The philosophy of the car is significantly different than last year’s C36, the aerodynamic concept has changed significantly, the C37 has a lot of new things compared to its predecessor,” said Zander.
“We believe the new concept offers us more opportunities and will help us improve during the season.”
“The 2018 Ferrari engine will also give us a boost in terms of performance.”