Kick Sauber F1 New Name

Kick Sauber F1: New Name, Fresh Goals in Melbourne


As the Hinwil team transitions to Kick Sauber F1 for Melbourne, they’re fueled by ambition and lessons from Saudi Arabia, eyeing significant improvements.

The Hinwil team is set to undergo a name change for the first time this season. Competing under the Stake name for two races, it heads to Melbourne as Kick Sauber F1, with the online casino company not featuring in Australia. Team representative Alessandro Alunni Bravi sets sporting goals for this third race of 2024.

“We head to Melbourne motivated to turn things around quickly after a challenging weekend in Saudi Arabia,” stated Alunni Bravi. “Australia is significant for us and all our partners.”

“It’s a race where fans express their love for drivers, teams, and the sport, serving as fantastic promotion for Formula 1. We aim to reciprocate the affection we receive here, drawing motivation from the fans.”

“Returning to Hinwil post-Jeddah, we dove into work to analyze what hasn’t been working for us and how we can improve from there. A silver lining from the Middle Eastern double-header is our car’s capability to deliver a strong race pace.”

“Our goal is to enhance our lap-by-lap speed, to move up the grid, and the improvements we’re making in Australia aim to aid us in this endeavor.”

“Seeing how tight the field was in the first two races, we’re aware we must extract 100% of our performance to do well. We’re prepared to battle for points and give it our all.”

Bottas Feels “At Home” in Australia

Valtteri Bottas experiences the Australian GP as a home race, feeling at ease in his partner, professional cyclist Tiffany Cromwell’s country: “I’m excited to return to Australia – it’s no secret this race feels closest to home for now.”

“I aim to achieve a strong result to repay the love shown to me! The fans’ support and energy are incredible – it’s great to be here, and you feel it immediately upon entering the Melbourne Walk.”

“The race in Jeddah was tough for the team, but we’ve worked hard off the track this week to address the issues preventing us from fully unleashing our car’s potential. It’s a really cool circuit, and I’ve enjoyed racing here in the past.”

“I won here in 2019, so I have fond memories, and I’m even more motivated to secure a good result this weekend, proving to our direct competitors that we’re also strong contenders for points. If we start the weekend on the right foot, I’m optimistic we can achieve this.”

Anticipation for Chinese Fans to Support Zhou?

Guanyu Zhou, meanwhile, is eager to head to Oceania, anticipating support from the Chinese community and hoping to move past the Saudi event: “It’s great to be back in Melbourne this week. The city’s significant Chinese community has shown their support from the stands.”

“This offers a preview of what’s to come in Shanghai in just over a month. Following the first two races, I’m motivated and eager for strong results: we finished just outside the points in Bahrain and demonstrated a solid pace in Jeddah before my race was compromised.”

“That’s behind us now; we’ve thoroughly investigated what happened and hope to have resolved the issue. I’m looking forward to getting back on track this weekend, picking up where we left off in Bahrain, and improving from there.”

Kick Sauber F1: New Name, Fresh Goals in Melbourne. Kick Sauber F1: New Name, Fresh Goals in Melbourne


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