Formula One champion joins Alfa Romeo team

|     Lyna Mohamad     |

FORMULA One Driver Kimi Raikkonen will join the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team from 2019.

In a press announcement shared by GHK Motors Sdn Bhd, the statement added that the 2007; Formula One Champion from Espoo, Finland, signed with the Alfa Romeo Sauber Team for the next two seasons.

The team is looking forward to the arrival of Raikkonen who in his career has secured 20 Grands Prix wins and 100 podiums to date, making him one of the most highly regarded drivers in the history of the sport, and with whom the team shares the common goal of achieving ambitious results.

CEO of Sauber Motorsport and Team Principal of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Frederic Vasseur noted that signing Kimi Raikkonen as their driver represents an important pillar of their project, and brings them closer to their target of making significant progress as a team in the near future.

“Kimi’s undoubted talent and immense experience in Formula One will contribute not only to the development of our car, but will also accelerate the growth and development of our team as a whole. Together, we will start the 2019 season with a strong foundation, driven by the determination to fight for results that count,” he added.

At the same time the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team congratulates Charles Leclerc on his step of joining the Scuderia Ferrari from 2019, and wishes him the best for his future in the sport.

“During his first season in Formula One, the 20-year-old Monegasque driver has given the Swiss team great satisfactions.”

Vasseur noted that it has been a pleasure to support Charles Leclerc in his rookie year in Formula One where since his arrival he has given the team great motivation as well as satisfactions.

“We have constantly improved and we will work hard until the end of this season to achieve the best possible results together. We know well Charles’ talent and we are confident that he will have a bright future. We will keep on following him closely and we wish him the best on his path.”

Meanwhile, the Alfa Romeo brand will be making a comeback to Brunei with the final process of its arrival here currently in its completion where GHK Motors will be the sole authorised dealer for the Brunei market.