Alfa Romeo are coming back to Formula One following a 30-year nonattendance as patrons of Sauber one year from now, the notorious Italian marque reported on Wednesday.
The Ferrari-controlled group will be known as Alfa Romeo Sauber. Ferrari executive Sergio Marchionne, CEO of the Milan-based maker’s organization Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said in an announcement that Alfa was “resolved to start composing an energizing new part in its novel, incredible brandishing history”.
- Pascal Picci, executive of Swiss-based Sauber Holding AG, included: “We are exceptionally satisfied to welcome Alfa Romeo to the Sauber F1 Team.
- “Alfa Romeo has a long history of accomplishment in Grand Prix dashing, and we are exceptionally glad this universally eminent organization has worked with us for its arrival to the apex of motorsport.”
- Alfa Romeo won the inaugural F1 title with Nino Farina in 1950, and caught up with incredible Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio winning the 1951 title.
- They at that point filled in as motor provider for a few groups from 1961 until the point that 1979, preceding coming back with a works group from 1979 to 1985, when they hauled out of F1.
- Sauber presently can’t seem to settle their drivers line-up for next season, with Ferrari’s lesser drivers Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi accepted to be in the casing to supplant Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein.
Alfa Romeo to make F1 return after 30 years
‘Alfa Romeo has a long history of accomplishment in Grand Prix dashing, and we are exceptionally glad this universally prestigious organization has worked with us for its arrival to the apex of motorsport. ‘Working intimately with an auto maker is an awesome open door for the Sauber Group to additionally build up its innovation and designing activities.
We are sure that together we can bring the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team extraordinary achievement, and anticipate a long and fruitful association.’ Alfa Romeo dashed in Formula One from 1950 to 1988, both as a constructor and motor provider.
They won the drivers’ title in 1950 and 1951 with Nino Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio individually. Sauber battled in 2017, completing rearward in the constructors’ title with only five focuses, which were all scored by German driver Pascal Wehrlein.