Leclerc joins Ericsson at Sauber for 2018

Date published: December 2 2017

Charles Leclerc will make his Formula 1 debut next season after being confirmed alongside Marcus Ericsson in Sauber’s line-up.

With Sauber teaming up with Alfa Romeo ahead of the 2018 championship, Leclerc was widely tipped to take one of the two Sauber race-seats.

The 20-year-old, a member of Ferrari’s young driver academy, won this year’s Formula 2 championship with seven wins and 282 points, 72 ahead of Artem Markelov.

As for Ericsson, the Swede was in a battle with Antonio Giovinazzi for the second seat before Sauber opted to stick with what they know.

Ericsson failed to score a single point in the 2017 F1 season while his team-mate Pascal Wehrlein managed five only to lose his race-seat.