Alfa Romeo will remain in the the FIA Formula One World Championship with Sauber Motorsport after the partnership between the two historic racing brands was extended until the end of the 2021 season.
The previous deal held between the brands, which began in 2018, has been extended by one year which sees the iconic partnership in the sport until the current era of Formula One regulations cease at the end of 2021.
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN said: “The extension of our relationship with Alfa Romeo is a true statement of intent from both parties. 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.”
To celebrate the announcement, the team will be running a special livery on the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN cars this weekend as the championship returns to Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The Italian flag will feature heavily to also mark Alfa Romeo’s 110th anniversary.
There has been no word from the team regarding the driver announcements for 2021, but it is rumoured that Kimi Raikkonen will be staying and the second seat has names swirling around it including Mick Schumacher, but there’s also word Antonio Giovinazzi could also be staying put, which will see the Italian partner Raikkonen for a third consecutive season.