Alfa Romeo, despite Audi may not be saying goodbye to F1

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Despite the upcoming takeover by Audi, there is no intention to say goodbye.

Alfa Romeo does not want to leave Formula 1, even though the company’s and Sauber’s paths are close to parting. The Swiss team will in fact become owned by Audi and as early as the end of 2023 will end its sponsorship agreement with the Biscione. Which, however, aims not to leave the Circus.

Explaining this in no uncertain terms was Jean-Philippe Imparato, managing director of Alfa Romeo. “At the end of June we will decide what our future in motorsport will be,” he explained to the French ‘L’Argus’. “We are not excluding anything, but the sure fact is that there is the intention to continue racing. This year we will celebrate our centenary, it will remain to be seen whether we will remain in Formula 1 or move into prototypes.”

Alfa Romeo re-entered Formula 1 in 2017 as title sponsor of Sauber, while as a real team it had raced between 1950 and 1951 (winning races and titles with Nino Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio) and later between 1979 and 1985.

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