Charles Leclerc gets four FP1 outings with Sauber in 2017 F1 season
Sauber has announced four FP1 outings for the FIA Formula 2 front-runner Charles Leclerc in the remainder of the 2017 Formula 1 season.
The 19-year-old will drive the C36 for the first time in Malaysia replacing Marcus Ericsson, followed by the races in US, Mexico and Brazil.
This will be his second outing in the current F1 car, after he took part in the in-season testing with Ferrari in Hungary. Last year, Leclerc drove in four FP1 sessions with Haas F1 Team.
The Ferrari Academy Driver is strongly tipped for a race seat with the Swiss outfit in the 2018 F1 season. The young teen is believed to be in a fight with current Sauber drivers Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein, along with Ferrari stablemate Antonio Giovinazzi for the seat.