Charles Leclerc says timing in F1 is everything, and he reckons he has arrived at Sauber at the “right time.”
Bottom of the log the last two years running, Sauber are hoping for better this season thanks to their new partnership with Alfa Romeo.
The new deal has brought Sauber closer to Ferrari while also ensuring the team of brand new engines.
It also helped Ferrari protégé Leclerc secure his promotion into F1.
“Timing is one of the most important things in motorsport, I think, to be arriving at the right time,” the 20-year-old told Sky Sports.
“It’s a great time for the team at the moment with the comeback of such a historic brand in Alfa Romeo joining Sauber.
“So yeah, good timing.”
The Formula 2 champ is looking forward to his first season in F1 but concedes he has a lot to learn.
“Keeping my feet on the ground is I think the most important thing.
“Especially when you arrive in Formula 1, some drivers may think that they have achieved their goal but I think there is a lot more to go after that.
“I have a lot of things to learn still, and still a long way to go.”