Sauber launches young driver programme

Sauber launches young driver programme

Sauber launches young driver programme

Sauber has joined forces with Charouz Racing System to launch a young driver development programme.

Powered by Ferrari in Formula 1, Sauber has become a home for the Scuderia’s young drivers, blooding Charles Leclerc this season while Antonio Giovinazzi will step up in 2019.

However, Sauber now intend having their own junior programme, the Sauber Junior Team, in collaboration with Charouz Racing System.

Under the partnership, junior Sauber drivers will race for Charouz Racing in Formula 2, FIA Formula 3, ADAC Formel 4 Championship and the Italian F4 Championship.

“Racing is a vital part of Sauber Motorsport’s DNA and the Sauber Junior Team marks an important milestone in the company history,” said Sauber team boss Fred Vasseur.

“Sauber has a long tradition of helping drivers reach their full potential, having worked with the likes of Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and upcoming star Charles Leclerc.

“With this project, Sauber further extends its racing platform with a complete and dedicated programme from the junior series to the pinnacle of motorsport.

“We are delighted to partner with Charouz Racing System, a highly professional team that operates with success in all the series.”

The programme will be run out of Charouz’s base in the Czech Republic.

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