Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport renew F1 partnership

Italian carmaker extends deal with Swiss-based team dating back to 2018.

Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport renew F1 partnership

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Italian car marque Alfa Romeo has extended its partnership with Formula One team Sauber Motorsport for a multi-year period.

The new deal, which includes ‘yearly assessments’, will see the Swiss-based team continue to race under the Alfa Romeo moniker it has carried for the last three seasons.

Alfa Romeo first became the outfit’s title sponsor ahead of the 2018 Formula One season, when it was known as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team.

Under the prolonged partnership, innovations pioneered by Sauber Technology will be applied in Alfa Romeo’s production cars, while the two parties will work together to capitalise on Formula One’s significant new regulation changes being introduced in 2022.

“Alfa Romeo have been an incredible companion over the last few years, and we are even more excited about the chapters that are yet to come,” team principal Frédéric Vasseur said in a statement.

“The new regulations are giving us the chance to make another step forward and I firmly believe we are perfectly placed to make big gains together.”

Alfa Romeo, whose current drivers are 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen and Italian Antonio Giovinazzi, currently sit eighth in Formula One’s constructor standings having picked up just two points all season.