Alfa Romeo Sauber confirms Leclerc and Ericsson

Alfa Romeo Sauber confirms Leclerc and Ericsson

Sauber, meanwhile, had Marcus Ericsson angling for a seat despite not scoring any points in either of the last two seasons, relying heavily on his links to the team's owners.

The driver line-up was confirmed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne during a launch event of the new Alfa Romeo Sauber partnership - announced earlier this week - in Milan.

This season the 20-year-old from Monaco has tested with both Ferrari and Sauber, and enjoyed another four F1 practice outings with the latter, who will be known as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team for 2018.

It's believed that Ferrari had been pressing for another of their development drivers, Antonio Giovinazzi, to take the race seat. However, Ericsson's close ties to Sauber owners Longbow Finance appear to have edged it. The Italian auto manufacturer is making a return to the sport after 30-years to sponsor the team.

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The lineup leaves Pascal Wehrlein, Ericsson's German team mate, facing an uncertain future with former champions Williams the only remaining team with a vacancy but Poland's Robert Kubica favourite to fill it.

Instead, the team will use Ferrari power elements badged with the iconic Alfa Romeo brand.

"I would also like to thank Sauber for their trust and confidence in me as a driver, and look forward to joining the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team for the upcoming season".

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