Italian flair is marking its return to the pinnacle of motorsport with Alfa Romeo announcing a brand new partnership with the Swiss Sauber F1 Team for the 2018 season.
The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)-owned marque today signed off on a multi-year technical and commercial partnership agreement which will see the existing team rebranded as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team complete with the Italian carmaker’s signature colours.
Most importantly, the cars will benefit from running the latest 2018 Ferrari power units thanks to the brand’s existing synergy with the prancing horse – a close knit relationship which dates all the way back to 1929 when Enzo Ferrari founded the Alfa Romeo racing team.
In the realm of production cars this partnership is poised to see a raft of benefits including the application of cutting-edge Formula 1 technology and safety concepts into Alfa Romeo road cars.
“This agreement with the Sauber F1 Team is a significant step in the reshaping of the Alfa Romeo brand,” said Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA.
“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.”
Most importantly this historic move will once again reinvigorate passionate Alfa Romeo fans who have had to wait for more than three decades to see one of the most iconic names in grand prix racing return to its roots.
March 2018 can’t come quick enough. Nor can faster Nurburgring times and performance SUVs. Until then you can watch the technology that goes into Alfa Romeo performance cars right here.