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RED BULL RACING – HUNGARY TEST
Tuesday 1st August: Max Verstappen
Wednesday 2nd August: Pierre Gasly
The Sauber F1 Team signed an agreement with Scuderia Ferrari
The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that a multi-year agreement with Scuderia Ferrari has been signed. The longtime collaboration with Ferrari as the engine supplier will continue with the latest power unit specification as of 2018. This cooperation, which was initially started back in 1997, has allowed the Sauber F1 Team and Ferrari to enjoy a productive collaboration for a total of 17 years.
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal, Sauber F1 Team:
“I am very pleased to confirm that we will continue to work with Scuderia Ferrari as our engine supplier in form of a multi-year agreement. The shared experience between the Sauber F1 Team and Ferrari has built a strong foundation, which will allow us to move forward swiftly and efficiently, also in terms of the development of the 2018 car. I am convinced that together we can achieve the results which reflect the passion and determination that is, and always has been, behind the Sauber F1 Team.”
The planned technological partnership between the Sauber F1 Team and Honda is cancelled
The technological partnership between the Sauber F1 Team and Honda, which was intended to start from 2018 onwards, is no longer in place. The new Sauber engine partner will be announced shortly.
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal:
“It is very unfortunate that we have to discontinue the planned collaboration with Honda at this stage. However, this decision has been made for strategic reasons, and with the best intent for the future of the Sauber F1 Team in mind. We would like to thank Honda for their collaboration, and wish them all the best for their future in Formula One.”
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING Confirms Luca Ghiotto for Hungary Young Driver Test
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING is pleased to announce that Luca Ghiotto will make his Formula One debut with the team at next month’s young driver test in Hungary on 1-2 August.
The 22-year-old will split driving duties with Felipe Massa at the two-day test, which immediately follows the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Mercedes Benz commits to Formula E, departs DTM
24 July 2017
Formula E and DTM
Formula E entry for Season 6 in 2019/20
DTM departure at the end of the 2018 season
Toto Wolff: "Our years in the DTM will always be held high as a major chapter in our motorsport history."
Dr. Jens Thiemer: "Formula E is a significant step in order to demonstrate the performance of our attractive battery powered electric vehicles under the EQ technology brand"
Stuttgart - Mercedes Benz has announced a strategic repositioning of its motorsport activities: the company will conclude its participation in DTM at the end of 2018 and enter Formula E in the 2019/20 season.
Nobuharu Matsushita to test for the Sauber F1 Team at the Hungaroring
We are pleased to announce that Nobuharu Matsushita will be driving in the Sauber C36-Ferrari at the second in-season test at Hungaroring following the Hungarian Grand Prix from the 1st – 2nd of August 2017.
The 23-year-old Japanese started his racing career in karting at the age of four, and competed in various single-seater championships in Asia. Since 2015, Matsushita has been competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship (former GP2 Series) with ART Grand Prix. Matsushita is currently running in P7 in the overall ranking of the season, with one victory in his pocket.
The Sauber F1 Team announces Frédéric Vasseur as the new Team Principal
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Frédéric Vasseur as Managing Director & CEO of Sauber Motorsport AG, as well as Team Principal of the Sauber F1 Team, effective July 17, 2017.