After a long absence of more than 30 years, Sauber F1 Team has signed a technical and commercial deal with Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo. This will certainly spark lots of emotions for all the alfisti F1 fans.
Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne, who also acts as CEO of Alf’s parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said “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."
“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."said Pascal Picci, Chairman of Sauber Holding AG.
Back in 1950, Alfa Romeo was the dominating force in Formula 1. It scored a one-two-three in the first ever Silverstone race and proceeded to claim back-to-back world championships with Juan Manuel Fangio and Nino Farina. Fangio claimed victory at the German Grand Prix in his legendary run in which he overran a 48 second deficit across 22 laps, breaking the world record for 10 laps in a row. You can purchase a beautiful Automobilist poster commemorating this historic even by clicking HERE!
Memorable momemts from Alfa Romeo in Formula 1:
Andrea de Cesaris, 1982
Andrea de Cesaris, Alfa Romeo 183T, 1983
Giuseppe Farina, 1957 Silverstone
Niki Lauda, BT46B
Eddie Cheever, Alfa Romeo 185T, 1985