|A few days ago, the Sauber F1 Team revealed their 2018 Challenger, the C37. The Team dubbed the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team are looking ahead brimming with optimism, ahead of test session next week.|
At a glance, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1’s C37 is different from last season’s racer due to the 2018 technical regulations. The pilots for the team this season is Marcus Ericsson and Charles LeClerc as the team believe that the a seasoned driver and a rookie could form a perfect line-up. Ericsson is tackling his fourth season in F1 with the team, while LeClerc has proven his talent in prior categories.
The team target a strong mid-field finish and catch up with the other teams. Alfa Romeo’s title sponsorship has lifted the team in morale and spirit, setting another milestone in the team’s history. Alfa Romeo’s comeback restores one of the great names that have gone down in the history of motorsport’s premium championship, Formula 1, and marks the return of the “Quadrifoglio”, the legendary badge that has appeared on Alfa Romeo’s top performance cars since 1923, to the circuits.
Featured on the engine cover of the new C37 is the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio initials, which represents the first Alfa Romeo car to carry the Quadrifoglio, the “RL” driven by Ugo Sivocci which won the 15th edition of the Targa Florio in 1923. The same emblem also appeared on Brilli Peri’s “P2” when he triumphed in the first “Motor Racing World Championship” in Monza in 1925, gaining the first of Alfa Romeo’s five World Titles, and it was present again in 1950 and 1951, when Giuseppe “Nino” Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio drove the Alfa Romeo 158 and 159 cars, the famous “Alfettas”, to success in the first two F1 titles. Today, the legendary symbol returns to the highest level of motor racing to show the whole world the continuing strength and success of the Alfa Romeo philosophy, a constant search for excellence applied to racing, then transferred in its entirety to the brand’s production cars. The legend continues.
Alfa Romeo C37 radically different from the C36
The AR Sauber C37 is much different to that of the C36. The aerodynamic concept has changed significantly, and the C37 has several new features in comparison to its predecessor. Most obvious is the driver protection system HALO, which impacts the car’s general design. Furthermore, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team cars will be designed around the latest 2018 spec Ferrari engines. Sauber F1 team hope that the 2018 Ferrari engines will give them a boost in terms performance throughout the season.
The official rollout of the C37 will take place on the occasion of the first winter tests at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona from the 26 February to the 1 March.