F1: Sauber and Alfa Romeo renew their partnership for 2021

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Alfa Romeo has yet to confirm its 2021 driver lineup, but F1’s most experienced driver Kimi Raikkonen is expected to be retained.

Alfa Romeo and Sauber have extended their partnership for one more season

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Alfa Romeo and Sauber have extended their partnership for one more season

Sauber and Alfa Romeo have renewed their partnership for the 2021 season, giving the FCA-owned team the naming rights. Alfa Romeo returned to F1 in 2018 with a multi-year agreement with obtaining full naming rights in 2019 and this agreement is now extended until 2021. As part of this agreement, the team will offer a unique special livery for GP Emilla Romagna in Imola who returns to the F1 grid after a gap of 14 years. The new livery will feature the Italian flag on top of the roll bar and on the rear fender flanges.

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Frédéric Vasseur, director of the Alfa Romeo Racing Team, will remain with the new team

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“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 they can trust their brand: we are honored to carry the legacy 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 aim to reap the rewards of this work in 2021 and beyond, ”said the team director, Frédéric Vasseur, during the announcement. .

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“Racing and performance are at the heart of Alfa Romeo’s TBEN,” added Michael Manley, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, who is also the parent of the Scuderia Ferrari team.

“The partnership with Sauber Group also allows our customers to benefit from an exclusive know-how in racing, as is the case of the all new Giulia GTA and GTAm, which integrate the technical contribution of Sauber Engineering in particular in this which concerns advanced aerodynamics. ” he added.

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Raikkonen is the most experienced driver on the grid and
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Alfa Romeo has yet to confirm its 2021 driver lineup, but F1’s most experienced driver Kimi Raikkonen is set to be selected for his 18th season in the sport. Recently, during the Portuguese GP, Raikkonen showed his skills in a blinding first round where he jumped the grid from P16 to P6 in one lap, which is now considered one of the biggest single-lap performances of the history of sport. The future of teammate Antonio Giovinazzi is cloudy as there are reports that Alfa Romeo will sign Mick Schumacher in his place. But there is a lot of back and forth about this.

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