The Sauber F1 Team name has officially disappeared from the Hinwil based outfit following the news on Friday morning that they will compete in the 2019 Formula One world championship as Alfa Romeo Racing.
The outfit have an all new line up for 2019 with Kimi Raikkonen joining from Ferrari while Antonio Giovinazzi will make his full time debut.
Speaking about the news, Alfa Romeo Racing Team Principal and CEO Frederic Vasseur commented saying:
“It is a pleasure to announce that we will enter the 2019 Formula One World Championship with the Team name “Alfa Romeo Racing”. After initiating the collaboration with our Title Sponsor Alfa Romeo in 2018, our team made fantastic progress on the technical, commercial, and sporting side. This has given a boost of motivation to each team member, be that track-side or at the headquarter in Switzerland, as the hard work invested has become reflected in our results. We aim to continue developing every sector of our team while allowing our passion for racing, technology and design to drive us forward”.
FCA CEO Mike Manley said:
“Alfa Romeo Racing is a new name with a long history in Formula One. We’re proud to collaborate with Sauber in bringing Alfa Romeo’s tradition of technical excellence and Italian panache to the pinnacle of motorsport. Make no mistake: with Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi on one side of the pit wall and Alfa Romeo and Sauber expertise on the other, we are here to compete”.