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Alfa Romeo end 30 year F1 absence


By Philip Duncan

Alfa Romeo will return to Formula One for the first time in 30 years in a new multi-year partnership 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.

"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."

Alfa Romeo raced in Formula One from 1950 to 1988, both as a constructor and engine supplier, and 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.

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