Announcement date set on Sauber/Alfa future

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Announcement date set on Sauber/Alfa future

A call on whether or not Alfa Romeo will proceed their Formulation 1 partnership with Sauber is ready to be introduced in July.

Alfa Romeo are of their fourth yr at the side of Sauber and the indicators are that this may very well be their best season collectively.

Within the earlier three campaigns, their driver line-up was Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi and the staff completed eighth, eighth and ninth respectively within the Constructors’ Championship.

Nevertheless, it appears to be like as if the Swiss-based operation have mastered the brand new F1 laws extra successfully than a few of the rivals who’ve been forward of them in earlier seasons, judging by outcomes over the primary 4 races.

They presently sit fifth within the standings on 25 factors – virtually double the whole they notched up in the entire of 2021. Valtteri Bottas, introduced in as staff chief of a brand new driver pairing, has scored 24 of these factors and rookie Zhou Guanyu can also be off the mark.

Announcement date set on Sauber/Alfa future

Jean Philippe Imparato, the Alfa Romeo CEO, has now put a timeline on after we can anticipate to listen to extra in regards to the firm’s F1 plans.

“The way forward for the partnership between Alfa Romeo and Sauber might be introduced in July,” mentioned Imparato, quoted by Motorsport.com.

“It won’t be an advanced course of. There are two facets we’ll consider – outcomes and financial return.”

The chances are the partnership will proceed, though it had been shrouded unsure final autumn when Sauber have been near being bought to Andretti Autosport.

Carlos Tavares, CEO of the Stellantis group of automotive producers to which Alfa Romeo belongs, additionally indicated the indicators have been wanting constructive for the affiliation with Sauber to proceed – regardless of some criticism of the way in which during which the Italian model re-entered F1 having been absent since 1987 once they final provided engines to Osella.

 

“There are those that have criticised our alternative and I reply that there’s not only one approach to be in Formulation 1,” mentioned Tavares, 63, an novice racing and rally driver himself and a category winner within the 2014 Barcelona 24 Hours.

“Proudly owning a staff is a technique however there are lots of others, and amongst them is the one we have now chosen.

“If we’re right here on the observe, if there’s a staff referred to as Alfa Romeo and it is able to go for a grand prix, I can say it’s working very effectively.”

 

 

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