OFFICIEEL: Alfa Romeo terug in de F1!

We hebben er even op moeten wachten, maar het is zover: Alfa Romeo keert officieel terug in de Formule 1! Het gonsde al maanden van de geruchten, maar Alfa komt als partner van Sauber terug na dertig jaar afwezigheid. De Zwitserse renstal zal door het leven gaan als Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, waarbij samengewerkt gaat worden op gebied van strategie, commercie en technologie. Zoals het team al eerder bevestigde zal Ferrari de leverancier worden van de krachtbron. De overeenkomst is gesloten voor meerdere jaren.

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Update 11:34 uur
Sergio Marchionne, CEO van FCA, zei: “This agreement with the Sauber F1 Team is a significant step in the reshaping of the Alfa Romeo brand, which will return to Formula 1 after an absence of more than 30 years. A storied marque that has helped make the history of this sport, Alfa Romeo will join other major automakers that participate in Formula 1. The brand itself will also benefit from the sharing of technology and strategic know-how with a partner of the Sauber F1 Team’s undisputed experience. The Alfa Romeo engineers and technicians, who have already demonstrated their capabilities with the newly-launched models, Giulia and Stelvio, will have the opportunity to make that experience available to the Sauber F1 Team. At the same time, Alfa Romeo fans will once again have the opportunity to support an automaker that is determined to begin writing an exciting new chapter in its unique, legendary sporting history.

Pascal Picci, Chairman van Sauber Holding AG, reageerde: “We are very pleased to welcome Alfa Romeo to the Sauber F1 Team. Alfa Romeo has a long history of success in Grand Prix racing, and we are very proud that this internationally renowned company has chosen to work with us for its return to the pinnacle of motorsport. Working closely with a car manufacturer is a great opportunity for the Sauber Group to further develop its technology and engineering projects. We are confident that together we can bring the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team great success, and look forward to a long and successful partnership.