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Formula 1: Sauber extended with Alfa: Alfa Romeo stays in F1

Alfa Romeo stays in F1

The traditional brand Alfa Romeo will remain as a partner of Sauber in Formula 1 in 2021. The backgrounds.

S.e since Alfa Romeo won the first Grand Prix in Formula 1 history in 1950, the Italian manufacturer is one of the traditional brands in the premier class of motorsport.
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Alfa Romeo has been the namesake and title sponsor of the Sauber team since 2019. The car is painted in white and red. The team gets the engines from Fiat-Chrysler sister company Ferrari.

So far, the connection has not borne fruit: In 2019 the team from Switzerland finished the World Cup in eighth place. In 2020, Alfa Romeo is eighth in the constructors’ championship, but five races before the end of the season they have only five points to their credit, in 2019 it was 57.

Alfa Romeo stays in Formula 1

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After all: The partnership will still be extended by one year – so it will last until at least the end of 2021. What happens after that is unclear.

Team principal Frédéric Vasseur: “The extension of our partnership with Alfa Romeo is a true declaration of intent from both parties. In Sauber, Alfa Romeo has found a committed, performance-oriented partner. “

Fiat-Chrysler managing director Mike Manley emphasizes the connection between Formula 1 and the road: “The partnership with Sauber enables our customers to benefit from exclusive racing know-how.”

It is not yet official which drivers Alfa Romeo will start with in 2021. Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi could stay on board for another year.
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