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Sauber Junior Team

Sauber Motorsport has a long tradition of helping drivers reach their full potential.

“Sauber Motorsport has a long tradition of helping drivers reach their full potential.”


Frédéric Vasseur

The Sauber Junior Team is making its debut in the newly-formed FIA Formula 3 Championship this season.

Introduced to give aspiring drivers a suitable progression step between the F4 and F2 categories, the new-for-2019 F3 series is an exciting addition to the Grand Prix weekend and runs alongside F2 and F1 on eight occasions.

Our drivers Fabio Scherer and Lirim Zendeli have accumulated a wealth of junior single-seater experience and make for one of the most exciting pairings on the F3 grid.


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Lirim was so dominant in F4 during the 2018 season that he won the ADAC title with one event and three races to spare.
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LirimZendeli

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.

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Fabio was one of the standout performers when he made his F3 category debut at the tricky Pau street circuit in 2018.
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FabioScherer

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.

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Raoul arrives in the FIA Formula 3 Championship with strong momentum, having won the F3 Asia title in 2018.
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RaoulHyman

The experienced racer 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.

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