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Sauber: “Stoffel Vandoorne is not a candidate for a seat with us”

Stoffel Vandoorne will be at the Sauber F1 team is not seen as a candidate for a seat with the team in 2019. Marcus Ericsson seems to be confirmed, as the Swede continues to perform strongly.

If Vandoorne his seat at McLaren to lose, then it seemed to Sauber to be a good alternative for the Belgian. Vandoorne won in 2015 the GP2 championship with Frederic Vasseur, who is now working as a team boss at Sauber. Further, the manager of Vandoorne, Alessandro Alunni Bravi, managing director of the company behind the Sauber.

Vasseur denied, however, that Vandoorne is an option for next year. “We do not perform any conversations with him,” said Vasseur, as opposed to ‘Racing’.

The team boss of Sauber reported not in a hurry to get the rijdersduo for next year.

“We are halfway through the season. Despite the fact that everyone was a bit nervous, I think that all the teams are asked to disclose their riders. So We stay calm.”

According to the agreement with Ferrari is one seat reserved for a rider of Ferrari or Alfa Romeo. If Charles Leclerc to another team to move, then it seems that seat to Antonio Giovinazzi.

The other candidate is the current driver Marcus Ericsson, which is supported by the Swedish group is the owner of the Sauber. That does not mean that Ericsson is sure of his seat, as the owners the choice to Vasseur and clear to him, made that competitiveness is the priority. But Ericsson is driving the last races in the viewer. He drove the last five races three times in the points.

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