Jan.14 - The future of the Alfa Romeo brand in Formula 1 depends on forthcoming decisions at the boardroom level, according to Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Respected correspondent Luigi Perna is questioning the future of the Italian brand's naming partnership with Sauber in the wake of the Fiat-Peugeot merger.

The new carmaker giant will be called Stellantis, uniting Fiat Chrysler brands including Alfa Romeo with Peugeot names like Citroen, Opel and Vauxhall.

"In the plans of the new global auto giant, which will arise from the merger between FCA and PSA, there will also be a redefining of the sporting activities of the group's brands," Perna wrote.

"It will start with the Biscione, which has been a sponsor of the Sauber-Ferrari team since 2018," he added, referring to Alfa Romeo's iconic logo.

"Whether the historic brand stays in Formula 1 will depend on the new industrial plans deriving from the merger that was announced on January 4 after more than a year of negotiations."

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3 F1 Fan comments on “Report says Alfa Romeo's F1 future is in doubt?

  1. Zach D Stone

    This has been discussed in the media since this year began. The merger of FCA and PSA will certainly have some impact in the board rooms. Vasseur admitted that he does no know if they will continue with a Ferrari PU after 2021. Sauber needs more funding, but they could wind up being a customer for the Renault/Alpine PU. Alpine wants a technical partner as well as a PU customer. Sauber could be the one.

  2. shroppyfly

    Not sure Renault providing the PU to a team called alpha romeo, so what would they brand the car as ? whole reason to use alfa pu was as a branding exercise, cant see it going back to Sauber f1 those alfa engines were free nodoubt, so theyd need a big sponsor to pay for renault engines, all looking a bit of a mess, if in doubt , do nowt


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