Simone Resta becomes new Sauber Technical Director

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The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has announced that Simone Resta has been appoined as the team's new Technical Director. Resta joins Sauber from Ferrari where he was Head of Vehicle Project Coordination after a spell as Chief Designer.

Simone Resta will take over from the 1st of July 2018 and will report directly to Frédéric Vasseur.

Frédéric Vasseur, CEO of Sauber Motorsport AG and Team Principal of Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team:
“Simone Resta has the best profile to take on the role of Technical Director", commented Frédéric Vasseur, CEO of Sauber Motorsport AG.

"His arrival at Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team marks a significant step ahead of a long term project that aims at strengthening the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team in order to achieve ambitious results.”

The news underlines the increased links between Sauber and Scuderia Ferrari, and also appears to explain why the team's former Technical Director, German Jörg Zander left the team 'with immediate effect' on 2 May.