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Alfa Romeo and Sauber continue

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 29, 2020
Partners since 2018, Alfa Romeo and Sauber continue their common adventure. The Italian automaker and the Swiss team have announced that they are extending their partnership until the end of 2021 on Thursday, a few days before the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna, where Alfa Romeo will celebrate its 110th anniversary with a special single-seater. “The extension of our relationship with Alfa Romeo is a true declaration of intent from both parties. In Sauber, Alfa Romeo has found a committed and successful partner to whom it can entrust its brand: we are honored to carry the heritage and past success of Alfa Romeo on our behalf. Both parties have always wanted this relationship to bear fruit in the long term: we have laid a solid foundation over the past three seasons and we aim to reap the fruits of this work in 2021 and beyond ”, rejoiced Frédéric Vasseur, the boss of the team. “Racing and performance are at the heart of Alfa Romeo’s DNA. The brand was practically born on a racing track and today we continue to compete at the most technologically advanced level of motorsport. The partnership with Sauber Group also allows our customers to benefit from exclusive know-how in racing, as is the case with the all new Giulia GTA and GTAm, which integrate the technical contribution of Sauber Engineering in particular with regard to advanced aerodynamics ”, welcomed Mike Manley, CEO of Fiat. Chrysler Automobiles, of which Alfa Romeo is a subsidiary.

Alfa Romeo and Sauber subscribed in eighth place

Since Sauber and Alfa Romeo became partners, the team has always finished eighth in the constructors’ world championship: with 48 points in 2018 (39 points for Charles Leclerc, 9 for Marcus Ericsson) and 57 points in 2019 (43 points for Kimi Räikkönen and 14 for Antonio Giovinazzi). This year, with five Grands Prix to go, Alfa Romeo is once again in eighth place, but with only 5 points: 3 for Giovinazzi, 5 for Räikkönen. The Italian driver and the Finnish driver have not (yet?) Extended their contracts for next season.