The team takes to Monaco following a busy race weekend in Spain, which was followed by a successful two-day test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Oliver Rowland and Robert Kubica sharing driving duties. Monaco’s tight and twisty street circuit is highly unforgiving and demands the very best from both car and driver, with little room for error. The team turned around a tough weekend at last year’s Grand Prix to record a top-10 finish with Felipe whilst Lance retired with mechanical issues. Sergey earned a podium-finish on his Monaco GP2 debut and looks forward to returning to the principality.
The intense 2018 Formula One battle resumes this weekend on the streets of Monte Carlo, with Round 6 in Monaco.
It was a positive Grand Prix for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, finishing in the points for the third time this season with Charles Leclerc in P10, and Marcus Ericsson in P13. Both drivers gave a strong performance, fighting for positions in the midfield. Monegasque rookie Charles Leclerc has brought home another point for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team just a few days after scoring his first Formula 1 points in Baku. Marcus Ericsson performed well, especially in the first stint, with good attacks and defence on medium tyres. The team now holds a total of 11 points this season (P9 in the Constructors’ Championship). Charles Leclerc is currently in P13, and Marcus Ericsson in P16 in the Drivers’ Championship.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport start the European season with a 1-2 victory.
Quotes from the Spanish GP.
Drivers and team's reaction after the race.
Nico Hülkenberg had a very short race after the rear of his R.S.18 was collected by a spinning Romain Grosjean, pitching both into retirement on the first lap.
A first front-row lockout of 2018 with Lewis edging Valtteri by four hundredths of a second.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport top the time sheets in both practice sessions in Barcelona.
Baku’s been and gone and so our attention turns to Barcelona, our second stop in Europe and host of the fifth round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship. After two long weeks of preseason testing in freezing cold conditions, we hope the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has had chance to thaw out, ready for battle to resume. A popular circuit in Europe, Barcelona presents a track both Lance and Sergey are familiar with, and it also hosts the first in-season test of 2018 in the week following the Grand Prix. The team’s Official Young Driver, Oliver Rowland, will drive on day one of the two-day test before Official Reserve and Development Driver, Robert Kubica, takes over the FW41 on day two.
Formula One is heading into the European season, continuing the battle this weekend with Round Five from the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The Finn was awarded the prize for his breakthrough performance.