A new era for Sauber with contract extensions and a promising reserve driver
Sauber has recently made some significant moves in the driver market, securing a new one-year deal for Guanyu Zhou and exercising a contract extension option for Valtteri Bottas. These decisions have resulted in Théo Pourchaire, a talented Sauber junior, remaining with the team as their reserve driver.
Pourchaire’s impressive racing credentials speak for themselves. The young driver won the prestigious 2019 German F4 championship, followed by a commendable runner-up position in the 2020 F3 season. In 2022, Pourchaire maintained his momentum and secured a podium finish in the highly competitive F2 championship, finishing in second place overall.
Currently, Pourchaire finds himself in a favorable position to clinch the 2023 F2 title in Abu Dhabi. With a comfortable lead of 25 points over Mercedes junior Frederik Vesti, Pourchaire is all set to make his mark on the sport and solidify his talent.
While there were speculations about Pourchaire potentially making his way into the Formula 1 scene, Sauber has decided to retain him as their reserve driver for the time being. This decision demonstrates the team’s confidence in Pourchaire’s abilities and their commitment to nurturing young talent within their ranks.
As Sauber embarks on this new era with contract extensions and an exciting reserve driver, fans can anticipate thrilling performances on the track and an encouraging future for the team.