Fiat could make entry into F1 through Alfa Romeo Racing with the decision to be taken before summer.
The Sauber name disappeared from F1 a few days back when the team was renamed as Alfa Romeo Racing for the 2019 season.
Having acquired the services of 2007 world champion, Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo racing would be hoping for a strong 2019 season, one in which they would be hopeful of a few podium finishes.
It’s the dawn of a new era in Alfa Romeo Racing’s history, one that could be on course for another historic change, if reports from the AutoBild are to be believed.
According to AutoBild, Fiat group have been given the option to buy Alfa Romeo and have until the summer to decide if they want to go ahead with the deal.
New name, same game! ⚡ We’re excited to announce Sauber and Alfa Romeo to keep fighting for ambitious results in 2019 @F1 World Championship as Alfa Romeo Racing. 🤝 + info: https://t.co/1RUddkPMpj #AlfaRomeoRacing #SauberMotorsport #Bwoah pic.twitter.com/0gzgwgpl66
— Alfa Romeo Racing (@SauberF1Team) February 1, 2019
Sauber have been using Ferrari power units and indulged in a technical partnership with Alfa Romeo in 2018.
Now, the AutoBild report states that Fiat group was behind renaming of the Sauber team, and they paid €6 million euros for the same.
A decision to buy out the team could help Ferrari and Fiat in the 2021 F1 rules changes discussion, as the two groups have pretty close ties.
— GPblog_com (@GPblog_com) February 5, 2019
Do you think Fiat Group will make the decision to buy Alfa Romeo Racing or will they be satisfied with just the rebranding of the team?