2018 Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team - Ferrari

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Re: 2018 Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team - Ferrari

Post by nokivasara » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:06 pm

I for one am really happy for their season so far, it's nice to see them competing in the actual race! The last few years they have been so much slower than the others that it hurt to see...Ericson had a good race, maybe the car is good enough for the occasional points finish even without DNF's for the competition.

Leclerc was on a bad strategy with a early unplanned tire change, I sure he will have better races.

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Re: 2018 Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team - Ferrari

Post by skoop » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:23 am

I have to admit that I didn't like the team during the Kaltenborn era. But this season I'm really happy for them and I hope they're in the mix again.

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Re: 2018 Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team - Ferrari

Post by nokivasara » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:37 pm

Great result again! Even with Ericsons lousy weekend with several unusual mistakes they almost had both cars in the points!

Ericson is not the fastest driver but he usually has very clean races, today he was bumping in to others and even had to take the escape route at turn 15 when he was all by himself! Leclerc on the other hand had a great race and managed to get the most out of it, very nicely done!

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Re: 2018 Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team - Ferrari

Post by trinidefender » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:22 pm

Really happy for Sauber, always had a soft spot for them

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Re: 2018 Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team - Ferrari

Post by Phil » Tue May 01, 2018 9:32 am

Wasnt a fan of Leclerc in F2 (wasnt following it too closely to be fair and i wanted to see more of a race than pure dominance), but after his performance in Baku, he has ignited my interest. I hope he continues to do well, as do i hope does the team.
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Re: 2018 Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team - Ferrari

Post by f1316 » Wed May 16, 2018 7:03 am

Another good race from Leclerc - really starting to show potential after an unspectacular first couple of races.

It’ll be interesting to see how well this continues on tracks junior formulas don’t go to - I.e. Baku and Spain he was pole/winner in F2, so he knew the circuit well; how steep is the learning curve for a rookie at tracks he’s never been to? Or is it just coincidence and, as Leclerc himself says, he just changed his driving style prior to Baku.

I think Ferrari want to be convinced to take a chance on him next year, and if he continues like this, I think they will.

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Re: 2018 Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team - Ferrari

Post by ringo » Thu May 17, 2018 3:41 am

Take him as what? a test driver?
It should be obvious by now that ferrari will take only experienced drivers and race winners.
The biggest exception, is if you were driving ferrari engined cars for some time and representing well, as with Massa at Sauber back in the days.
For Sure!!