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F2 Drivers

Callum Ilott

The highly-rated Briton has been part of Ferrari’s Driver Academy since the start of 2018. After a title-challenging GP3 campaign that season, he graduates to Formula 2 with the Sauber Junior Team in 2019.

With a glittering karting career behind him, Callum moved directly into the Formula 3 category at the age of 16 and immediately caught the eye. He battled for the 2017 European title with six wins, and in 2018 placed third in an ultra-competitive GP3 season.

Age: 20, Wins: 11, Podiums: 28

Juan Manuel Correa

The highly-rated American is one of the youngest drivers on the F2 grid – but gets his F2 chance after impressing during the category’s post-season Abu Dhabi test in 2018.

A karting champion in his homeland, Juan Manuel has a wealth of experience in various single-seater categories and is an F4 and Toyota Racing Series race winner. He graduates to F2 on the back of a solid GP3 season in 2018.

Age: 19, Wins: 5, Podiums: 9

F2 Car Description

Callum and Juan Manuel are racing identical spec-chassis F2/18 cars in the 2019 FIA Formula Two Championship.

Designed and constructed by Dallara, our cars are powered by a 3.4-litre, turbocharged engine that produces 620hp.

Our F2/18 cars have been designed to mirror the latest technical and safety updates in Formula One. Each car weighs just 750kg including the driver.

The current generation F2 car is faster than its normally-aspirated predecessor, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds.

F3 Drivers

Fabio Scherer

The talented Swiss driver joins the Sauber Junior Team programme after recording success in the European Formula 3 series during 2018.

A driver that possesses lots of natural talent and speed, Fabio is a former race winner in the Formula 4 category. His target is to become the first Swiss driver to race in F1 with a team that is based in his homeland.

Age: 19, Wins: 3, Podiums: 10

Lirim Zendeli

The reigning German F4 Champion moves up to the FIA Formula 3 Championship after a dominant season of racing in 2018 with the US – CHRS squad.

The German youngster swept all before him in the F4 category last term, scoring 10 wins, three podiums and 8 pole positions. A naturally gifted racer, Lirim is expected to be one of the F3 pace setters this term.

Age: 19, Wins: 13, Podiums: 21

Raoul Hyman

The experienced driver joins the Sauber Junior Team’s F3 line-up after winning the F3 Asian Championship in 2018.

He moved into single-seater racing in 2013 and has recorded success as he’s progressed through the Formula 4 and Formula 3 ranks. Became a GP3 race winner during a part-programme in 2017, before moving on to win the F3 Asian title a year later.

Pull out blurb: Raoul arrives in the FIA Formula 3 Championship fresh from a 2019 Toyota Racing Series campaign where he scored a pole position and four podiums in New Zealand.

Age: 22, Wins: 5, Podiums: 33

F3 Car Description

Introduced by the FIA for 2019, the F3/19 features an aerodynamic package that has been optimised to enhance overtaking opportunities.

The spec chassis F3/19 is powered by a 3.4-litre, six cylinder, normally-aspirated engine that produces 380hp at 8000rpm.

The Sauber Junior Team F3 car is capable of powering Fabio and Lirim to a top speed of 300km/h – or 186mph.

The FIA F3 Championship is regarded as the perfect training ground for drivers that want to graduate to the F2 category.

F4 Drivers

Théo Pourchaire

The 15-year-old joins the Sauber Junior Team programme with an exemplary record in karting as a Formula 4 rookie in 2018.

With three French national karting titles to his name, he then finished P3 in the OK-J World Championship and became a winner in the CIK-FIA OK European Championship in 2017. A successful move into the French F4 series followed in 2018 as he won the Junior title and finished P3 overall.

Age: 15, Wins: 14, Podiums: 17

Alessandro Ghiretti

The highly-rated Frenchman joins the Sauber Junior Team programme with a regional Formula 4 title to his name.

He was the standout driver in the 2018 South East Asia Formula 4 Championship and has also tasted Formula 3 machinery during the European off season, finishing on the podium in his maiden Asian F3 Winter Series race.

Age: 17, Wins: 15, Podiums: 28

Roman Staněk

Highly-rated Czech National Team driver Roman will start a new chapter in his career in 2019 by making the leap from karts to single-seater competition.

The youngster has progressed through the European kart racing ranks and arrives in the Formula 4 category with an impressive reputation. He’s ready to show his mettle in both the German and Italian series.

Age: 14, Wins: 0, Podiums: 0

F4 Car Description

Introduced in 2014, the Formula 4 category represents the first step on the FIA’s ladder of progression for junior racing drivers.

In partnership with US Racing, Charouz Racing System won the 2018 ADAC Formula 4 Championship title with Lirim Zendeli.

The Sauber Junior Team F4 cars are powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that develops 160hp.

The German and Italian F4 series run to the same technical regulations, making it easy for teams to contest both during the same season.