With the aim of climbing up the F1 championship standings ladder, and creating more exposure for the Italian automaker, Alfa Romeo and Sauber have agreed on a multi-year extension of their F1 partnership. This, they hope, will give the team an opportunity to take a sustainable step forward, given their “lean and agile” working operation with the current budget cap.
Alfa Romeo Team Principal Frédéric Vasseur said: “We are delighted to be announcing the extension of this partnership. Alfa Romeo has been an incredible companion over the last few years, and we are even more excited about the chapters that are yet to come.”
Vasseur also believes that this new partnership extension will help both on and off track, with Sauber Motorsport’s technology and manufacturing experience having already contributed to the driving development of the Giulia GTA and GTAm road cars. The brand promises to remain true to its roots, focusing on driving pleasure and passion.
Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imaparato added: “We are driven by passion and excellence. Formula One represents a cutting-edge laboratory for the future electrification of our range, fully coherent with our vision for the coming years”
The swiss-italian team currently stands eighth (out of 10) in the 2021 F1 season constructors’ championship, with drivers Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi having previously scored one point each at the Monaco and Azerbaijan Grands prix. Their driver line-up for the 2022 season has yet to be announced.