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Sauber Junior Team

Drivers have the chance to potentially progress all the way from Formula 4 to the verge of F1 with a single team.

“Drivers have the chance to potentially progress all the way from Formula 4 to the verge of F1 with a single team.”


Bob Vavrik

The Sauber Junior Team ladder of progression begins with the FIA’s Formula 4 category – a hugely important proving ground for young drivers.

Our quartet of F4 drivers run under the watchful eye of the engineers at US – CHRS in 2019, a squad that guided one of our F3 drivers, Lirim Zendeli, to the ADAC F4 Championship title in 2018.

With a race-winning team infrastructure already in place, we have created the perfect environment in which our development drivers can flourish as they tackle a programme of races in both Germany and Italy.


Antonin CharouzAntonin CharouzTeam owner
Bob VavrikBob VavrikManaging Director
Ralf SchumacherRalf SchumacherCo-Owner US Racing
Gerhard UngarGerhard UngarCo-Owner US Racing
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The Czech starlet is the youngest driver to earn a place in the Sauber Junior Team programme – aged just 15.
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RomanStaněk

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.

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Alessandro won the South East Asia Formula 4 title after taking 21 podiums from 24 race starts.
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AlessandroGhiretti

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.

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The Frenchman’s racing successes were rewarded in 2018 as he was inducted into the FFSA Driver Academy programme.
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ThéoPouchaire

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.

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