Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport will continue to join forces at the highest level of motorsport as the Swiss team and Italian brand announce a multi-year agreement.
The renewal of this relationship represents a new chapter in the long and prestigious motorsport history for two brands with an impressive racing heritage that includes success in Formula 1, sportscars and touring cars, among others.
The partnership has set ambitious objectives for progressive improvement year on year, and will allow the two parties to develop their vision for the future in a stable environment, enabling Sauber Motorsport and Alfa Romeo to work on growing their success both on and off the track.
Since its return to the sport in 2018, moving from the back of the grid to the midfield on track, developing new driving talent such as Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi and bringing onboard an iconic name such as Kimi Räikkönen.
The significant regulation changes F1 will undergo in 2022 constitute an opportunity for the team to make a substantial step forward, given the lean and agile set up and the new budget cap environment which began in 2021.
The extension of the partnership between Sauber Motorsport and Alfa Romeo shows the desire of both parties to continuing moving up the grid together, with a fully integrated setup, with the aim of creating an exciting future for both team and brand.
“As an historic Italian automotive brand, Alfa Romeo was born on the racetrack,” said Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato. “Today we are proud to continue honouring that racing DNA by placing it at heart of the future of our brand.
“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. Furthermore, Motorsport brings the incomparable global exposure we wish to leverage for a successful future.”
“We are delighted to be announcing the extension of this partnership,” added team principal Fred Vasseur.
“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. 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. We are looking forward to our future together and to keeping moving towards the front of the grid. This relationship is also very important for our company as a whole, beyond the track: the work we have done in the automotive world has shown the extent of the technology and manufacturing skills of Sauber Engineering and we are confident we can continue working for Alfa Romeo on new and exciting projects that will shape the future of the car industry.”