The Ferrari consumer has been imposed as essentially the most improved workforce of final season , beginning the yr behind the grid earlier than turning into a daily prime -10 qualifier and finisher.
After acquiring the title sponsorship of Alfa Romeo for 2018, he strengthened his technical division all year long and his development was ample to persuade the 2007 World Champion , Kimi Raikkonen, to signal a two-year contract with the workforce after shedding his Ferrari automotive.
Former Sauber driver Sergio Perez, who has moved on to McLaren and is now driving for Racing Level, stated: "Sauber is a good workforce, they’ve gone by a really tough for a pair
"You see, Fred [Vasseur] is a good workforce chief and I feel he’s making nice progress.
"They’re positively the workforce to observe.The subsequent season they are going to be fairly excessive.I sit up for seeing it."
Sauber scored 48 factors in 2018, ending within the prime 10 plus McLaren and Haas and surpassing everybody behind Mercedes, Ferrari and Pink Bull within the final three races of the season.
This was the perfect results of the workforce because the begin of the 2014 V6 turbo-hybrid period of F1, and the interval of its finest constructor builder title in frequent at the moment too.
The signing of McLaren by Carlos Sainz signifies that Sauber has imposed himself as a worthy opponent.
"We must always all worry them," he stated. "However subsequent yr, we must be terrified of everybody, you assume Sauber, however then you definately consider Power India with slightly extra finances, what they could be capable to do."
"You consider Renault, what they’re able to do. You consider Haas, in the event that they proceed to obtain the quantity of Ferrari elements that they get.
"You consider McLaren with an entire new venture, you wish to make investments and also you wish to return to the 4th place of the championship after a tough yr.
" You consider all these groups, all of the world can lead the midfield battle subsequent yr. "