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ALFA ROMEO AND SAUBER TO CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP IN 2021

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ALFA ROMEO AND SAUBER TO CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP IN 2021

The Italian manufacturer initially returned to F1 in 2018 as title sponsor to Sauber before the team was rebranded last year as Alfa Romeo.

Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport have extended their partnership to continue their Formula 1 collaboration through next year, the parties announced on Thursday.

Alfa Romeo returned to Formula 1 in 2018 as the title sponsor to Sauber and last year the team was rebranded under the Italian company’s name.

Sauber continues to operate and run the team out of its long-standing base in the Swiss town of Hinwil.

Current Alfa Romeo drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi are expected to stay on for 2021.

“The extension of our relationship with Alfa Romeo is a true statement of intent from both parties,” said Sauber Motorsport CEO and Alfa Romeo F1 team boss Frederic Vasseur.

“In Sauber, Alfa Romeo found a committed, performance-driven partner to which they could entrust their brand: we are honoured to carry the heritage and past success of Alfa Romeo in our name.

“Both parties always intended for this relationship to bear fruit in the long term: we have laid some solid foundations in the last three season and we aim to reap the rewards of this work in 2021 and beyond.”

The team will run a tweaked livery at this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with an Italian flag atop the engine cover and rear wing endplate, in order to mark Imola’s return to the schedule.

The outfit currently holds eighth in the Constructors’ Championship, retaining the position it has held in the past two seasons.

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