For the first time in decades, Alfa Romeo’s famous Quadrifoglio lucky cloverleaf badge will grace the side of an Alfa Romeo-badged Formula One car. This time, it’s aboard the new Sauber C37, which was unveiled today with a big ol’ Alfa Romeo graphic on the side. Alfa’s finally back in F1.
The Sauber Formula One team made a baffling and surely destructive move last summer, announcing that it would replace its Ferrari engines with objectively terrible Hondas in 2018. Sauber hired a new team boss at 9 a.m. on a Monday a couple of months later, and he called a 10 a.m. meeting to axe the Honda deal.
Few car companies have more motorsports history than Alfa Romeo. Enzo Ferrari actually got his start running its racing team in the 1930s, and even today Ferrari’s Formula One cars still carry the Alfa logo. But for more than 30 years now, Alfa’s been absent from the top tier of open-wheel racing. That’s kind of sad!…
Monisha Kaltenborn, the first and only female team principal in Formula One, has left her post at Sauber, according to the BBC. Kaltenborn had been Sauber’s team principal since 2012 and reportedly left after a disagreement with team owners Longbow Finance over the running of the team.
McLaren stand-in Jenson Button, sadly, isn’t taking very good care of Fernando Alonso’s car at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. Button was frustrated being stuck behind Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein, so he stuck a wheel inside Wehrlein’s car before Monaco’s tunnel, flipping Wehrlein in the process.
Honda, a provider of current-spec Formula One power units so bad, that they made once-respectable McLaren a painful spectacle of technical woes, has now signed up to ruin Sauber in the same way starting in 2018, reports Racer. Run away while you still can, Sauber. It’s a trap!
Pascal Wehrlein is not the biggest name in Formula One—he’s just one of the drivers for mid-pack Sauber. Well, not all-the-time driver. He won’t be at the next race because he’s injured, injured in another event. And injured in a surprisingly unusual and crazy fashion, I might add.
Formula One fans have been waiting breathlessly for this year. Finally, we get bigger tires, bigger wings and a return to classic looks from bygone years. Or, uh, not.
We may have finally seen Faraday Future’s sort-of-working cross between a Toyota Venza and a robot suppository, but we’re still waiting for the most anticipated car news of 2017 to break. And waiting. And waiting. Come on, Mercedes: tell us who your new Formula One driver is, already.
Today’s Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix is a very wet race. No one can see. Perfect time to spin out as traffic comes at you, then. Feel the pain of these wet-weather spins and smashes.
Man, the curbing at Mexico’s Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez looks rough. Felipe Nasr’s Sauber Formula One car suffered this crazy wing failure after riding the curbs during Free Practice 1 for the Mexican Grand Prix.
The Sauber Formula One team has been struggling with cash for a while, most notably at the beginning of last year, when they contracted more drivers than they had seats because if two drivers’ money is good, more drivers’ cash must be better. So, to avoid that, a Swiss investment firm called Longbow Finance SA just…
Priorities, man. Are you really going to miss that shot if a big Formula One crash just happens right in front of you? I didn’t think so.
In a perfect race car design world, all shapes would be clean, and you’d need just one wing out back, one wing up front, and a smooth envelope of a car in between. But race car design is never perfect.
Formula One drivers Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson may not be sharing a giant latté with each other at Kerbey Lane after the race, either. These two Sauber teammates whacked into each other at Turn 1 early in the United States Grand Prix.
Close passes are one thing. Threading your wheel in between the two wheels of another Formula One race car next to you resides on a whole different plane of ridiculousness. Here’s the most beastly overtake of this year’s Canadian Grand Prix, courtesy of Felipe Massa as he goes around Marcus Ericsson.
The Sauber Formula One team was in a lot of trouble at the beginning of the season: they had more drivers under contract than they had seats. While Van der Garde ultimately dropped his case, it's clear from Giedo van der Garde's account of the weekend that they had zero intent to let him drive, anyway.
A new spirit of collaboration marked the discussions happening between the Sauber Formula One team and driver Giedo van der Garde after yesterday's court proceedings. Van der Garde submitted a Contempt of Court application after Sauber failed to secure him a drive, but that matter has been settled out of court.