Ahead of the 2018 Formula 1 championship, The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team revealed its new C37 challenger, featuring significant changes to the aerodynamics, catering to the team’s increased technical approach to racing.
“We are positive that the new concept offers us more opportunities and will help us to make improvements during the course of the season,” says Jörg Zander, Sauber F1 Team, Technical Director. “The 2018 Ferrari engine will also give us a boost in terms of our performance. We hope that we will make progress with the C37 and that we are more competitive compared to 2017.”
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team had a tough year in 2017, finishing with just five championship points.
“We have to catch up with the field and continue improving our performance during the course of the season,” adds Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal. “The return of Alfa Romeo to Formula 1 sets another milestone in the team’s history, and I am proud that such a historical brand has chosen us for their return to the sport.”
The official rollout of the C37 took place before the Sauber F1 Team’s first winter tests at the Circuit de Catalunya outside of Barcelona. Driver Charles Leclerc spent his first day focusing on aerodynamic and mechanical tests and completed a total of 81 laps (377.055 km) in his new ride.