Sauber has presented a revised livery concept for the 2018 Formula 1 season, during its official launch with Alfa Romeo at the latter’s museum near Milan on Saturday.
Sauber has run a blue scheme for the past three years, but will move to new colours for 2018, in the wake of its collaboration with Alfa Romeo.
Alfa Romeo is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, of which Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne is CEO, with Sauber having opted to ditch its planned Honda supply for a strengthened partnership with FCA.
Alfa Romeo will act as the squad’s title sponsor, with its branding set to feature extensively, marking its return to Formula 1 after a three-decade absence, as per the agreement announced on Wednesday.
During a press conference on Saturday, attended by Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne, Formula 1 boss Chase Carey and FIA President Jean Todt, a new livery concept was revealed.
The showcar features a predominantly white scheme, with the engine cover painted in Alfa Romeo’s deep red, a departure from the livery used in recent seasons.
Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson were confirmed as Sauber’s 2018 driver line-up during the press conference, with Antonio Giovinazzi set to act as reserve.