Alfa Romeo to make F1 return after 30 years as they join forces with Sauber in new team starting next season
- 'Alfa Romeo Sauber' is new team name and car will be carrying Alfa Romeo logo?
- Chairman of Sauber said he was proud to join forces with renowned company?
- Alfa Romeo raced in Formula One from 1950 to 1988 as constructor and supplier
- Sauber struggled in 2017, finishing last in the constructors' championship?
Alfa Romeo will return to Formula One for the first time in 30 years in a new multi-year partnership, combining in a new team with Sauber.
The technical and commercial partnership will see the team race under the name Alfa Romeo Sauber from next season, carrying the Alfa Romeo logo while being powered by the 2018 Ferrari engines.
Pascal Picci, chairman of Sauber Holding AG, said: 'We are very pleased to welcome Alfa Romeo to the Sauber F1 Team.?
Sauber have announced they will be partnered with Alfa Romeo from next season
'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.'
Sauber chairman?Pascal Picci said his company were proud to work with their new partners
Alfa Romeo have not participated in Formula One since 1988 but are making a comeback
Alfa Romeo raced in Formula One from 1950 to 1988, both as a constructor and engine supplier.?
They won the drivers' championship in 1950 and 1951 with Nino Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio respectively.
Sauber struggled in 2017, finishing last in the constructors' championship with just five points, all of which were scored by German driver Pascal Wehrlein.
Sauber will hope the partnership will lead to a stronger performance next season?
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