The news is one of those that will do good for sport. Sauber and Alfa Romeo announced a multiyear technical-commercial partnership beginning in 2018 with which the car manufacturer from Milan will also become the name sponsor for the Swiss team which in turn will take on the official colours of the brand that is part of the FCA Group.
After more than thirty year the Alfa Romeo label will return to the Formula 1 world championship to join the other important constructors involved in the Circus in an operation that Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne strongly wanted for the refurbishment of the Alfa Romeo brand. Beginning next season Sauber will mount the 2018 Ferrari Power-Unit, while nothing official was announced about the drivers.
“I must congratulate President Sergio Marchionne for having given back to Formula 1 and all its fans such an important brand, Alfa Romeo is synonymous with success in motor sport and for writing new pages to add to its legendary past. At this point we hope that there will be another gift on the drivers’ front,” commented a satisfied Gian Carlo Minardi.