The marsh Italian Alfa Romeo will return to the F1 in the next season after signing "A commercial and technical collaboration agreement" with the team Sauber F1.
Starting in 2018, the team will be known as Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team and will carry engines Ferrari. In addition, the logo of the Italian brand can be seen on the car and on the pilots' clothing.
“This agreement is a significant step in the restyling of Alfa Romeo, a legendary brand that has helped make the history of the sport. The brand will also benefit from the exchange of technology and strategic knowledge with a partner with undisputed experience "Said Sergio Marchionne, CEO of the Fiat group.
For his part, the general manager of the Sauber F1 team, Pascal picci, It showed itself "very proud" that "An internationally renowned company" have decided to work with them on their return to Formula 1.
“Alfa Romero has a long history of success at the grand prix. We are confident that together we can achieve great success for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team and we look forward to a long and successful partnership ”, said.
The first two Formula 1 championships, held in 1950 y 1951, they were won by two drivers at the wheel of Alfa Romeo cars, the Italian Nino Farina and the Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio. In his second period, he was a supplier of engines for 18 years and in the following, from 1979 to 1985, he competed as a constructor obtaining a sixth place as the best result in the Constructors' Cup.