The drivers for the Sauber Junior Team by US Racing – Charouz in the German and Italian F4 championships are reigning South East Asia F4 champion Alessandro Ghiretti (17), Czech Republic National Team karting graduate Roman Staněk (14) and French F4 Junior Champion Théo Pourchaire, 15-years old.
Reaction Roman Stanek
“This is an important season for me as I move up from karting, but I’m pleased I will have the professional support of both Sauber and Charouz. My focus is on staying calm during the season and making the best results I can. I’m very happy to join the Sauber Junior Team in F4.”
Reaction Alessandro Ghiretti
“It’s going to be interesting to try a new Formula 4 championship. The car, tyres and tracks will be completely different to what I raced in Asia. But I’m excited for the new challenge. My goal is to adapt quickly and make a good job as I push for wins. Having a strong association with an F1 team is a good step at this stage of my career and I’m thankful for that.”
Reaction Theo Pourchaire
“Joining the Sauber Junior Team programme in F4 is a dream chance. Sauber Motorsport has helped so many young drivers in the past and I hope I can follow in their footsteps. I’m excited to step up and test myself at a higher level. It won’t be easy and I will be racing against some good team-mates who are fast, but my objective is to work hard and try to win the championship.”