The Korean group was one of the surprises of 2018 since it progressed from fighting Williams at the rear of the grid in the season opener to establishing its C37 as arguably the fourth-fastest car at the ending of the season.

Its driver Charles Leclerc insisted that steady progress was a consequence of it understanding the automobile more as opposed to continuing advancement, and team manager Frederic Vasseur told Motorsport.com Sauber didn’t undermine 20-19″at all”.

“We changed all of funds of the business on next year’s car quite premature.

“We’ve got good expectations but when you own a change like this into the regulations it’s really a drastic one. You will never know.

“it is possible to take the incorrect direction and we’re going to comprehend this perhaps [only at analyzing ] in Barcelona because nobody knows exactly what the others are doing.

“My feeling is very positive, which we continue to be advancing week after week with the exact same purpose we had this particular season.

“I really don’t know if the others are doing much superior job or maybe not, however, we are doing quite a good job.”

F1’s all-conquering team Mercedes has warned that big teams could be caught out by the aerodynamic fluctuations for 20-19, which demand more straightforward front wings and bargeboards along with other alterations designed to make cars better to follow.

Sauber caused the most progress of any club in 2018 however, Vasseur said it did not matter that it just finished eighth in the constructors’ championship.

“I really don’t desire to state I actually don’t care but it wont change my perspective on this growing season,” explained Vasseur.

“We are fighting towards the top , also concerning teams between P4 and P6. All of us must accomplish at least the exact next year. It is going to be the mark.”