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Sauber launches its own junior team

  • Published on 14 Nov 2018 16:22
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Sauber has formed a partnership with Charouz Racing and has launched the Sauber Junior Team, which will compete in the FIA Formula 2, FIA Formula 3, ADAC Formel 4 Championship and the Italian F4 Championship, from 2019 onwards.

Charouz will benefit from Sauber's technical, sporting and commercial support and the first tests will get underway in Abu Dhabi later this month. Speaking about the deal, Sauber team principal Frederic Vasseur explained how it is a step in Sauber's development.

"Racing is a vital part of Sauber Motorsport’s DNA and the Sauber Junior Team marks an important milestone in the company history," he said. 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.”

Antonín Charouz, Team Owner of Charouz Racing System added: "Establishing a Junior Team partnership with Sauber Motorsport is a proud moment in the history of Charouz Racing System and we’re looking forward to taking some exceptional drivers on track in 2019, across three different categories of racing.

"The Sauber Junior Team programme is a very exciting development in international motorsport. It gives drivers the chance to potentially progress all the way from Formula 4 to Formula One with a single team. That’s a unique model and an exciting prospect for everyone involved.”

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  • Sauber were on the brink of going under not too long ago and are now firmly in the midfield.... where's all this money coming from then? Just the Fiat group? Seems odd.....

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    • Nov 15 2018 - 01:47
    • Kimi or some of his sponsors maybe? Perhaps it's just good management taking over after bad that deserves the credit.

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      • Nov 15 2018 - 18:18
  • So Ferrari launched a junior team. Got it.

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    • Nov 15 2018 - 05:03
  • I don't really see any downside to projects like this. It seems like it's a win for everybody and it's about time we saw more teams (and drivers) on the grid, if I read this correctly. It sounds like this is a new team on the grid. Now the teams will even be fighting for that 10th place spot/payout.

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    • Nov 15 2018 - 18:21

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