Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

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Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by Vasconia » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:39 am

Source: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13333 ... ith-sauber

The Alfa Romeo name will return to Formula 1 in 2018 in partnership with Sauber and Ferrari.

Sauber will now be known as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, and the deal will include "strategic, commercial and technological cooperation" and "the exchange of engineering and technical know-how", said a team statement.

Great news in my opinion and a great boost for Sauber.

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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by Manoah2u » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:41 am

cool, i was waiting for this news in advance for the Sauber team thread. will try and pop it up today.
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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by Vasconia » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:46 am

Manoah2u wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:41 am
cool, i was waiting for this news in advance for the Sauber team thread. will try and pop it up today.
Great, you have been truly fast hehe, I was goint to send you a PM because I know you are posting the new team threads. :mrgreen:

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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by bauc » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:51 am

=D> =D> =D> WoW great news! I'm sure we will see one sexy livery on the car next year!
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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by Manoah2u » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:03 pm

thread has been made in team thread.

anyway, good news. I'm happy Kaltenborn is looooong gone now. what a relief.
now i also expect those ericsson-connected plague to leave sooner or later too (is that Silanna?).

First time in a long while since i've felt positive and supportive of Sauber.
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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by mclaren111 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:04 pm

bauc wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:51 am
=D> =D> =D> WoW great news! I'm sure we will see one sexy livery on the car next year!

Let's hope. Just don't follow Mclaren's 2017 livery design :( :o :(

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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by Jolle » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:26 pm

great news! although, they were back at the ferrari engine cover last year... so it's more a case of switching teams ;-)

But I guess this means that all ten teams are now financially healthy.

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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by santos » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:53 pm

I hope that they replace Ericson. I would have kept Pascal instead of him. Althougth i don't belive they will have Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi...

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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by jagunx51 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:59 pm

Image
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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by mertol » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:18 pm

Maybe we should expect a boost in Ferrari's performance now that they have a proper jr team.

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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by Tommy Cookers » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:27 pm

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tipo+ ... SlilXSiZfM:

the last time Alfa Romeo designed an F1 car ....
a flat 12 4wd with the mechanicals forming the entire structure
some of the mechanicals exist today

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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by WaikeCU » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:08 pm

Add some Tissot adverts on that and it would be brilliant. It would add a retro touch to it referring to the '94 Sauber.

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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by marmer » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:27 pm

remember a few years ago when the idea of big teams having 2nd teams... didn't everyone hate the idea. now we are here and it seems a good idea.

the grid is basically a big and small team grid these days.

Mercedes palms off drivers to customer teams and takes the best back when a seat is free. while offering discounted engines basically keeping customer teams stuck in a loop of agreeing with them to save millions
Ferrari now have alfa which is basically a 2nd team just without being called Ferrari B
red bull have had Toro Rosso for years and are even going as far as to use them as a test for honda for the season after next as a stop gap for 2021 and the new engine regs
just leaves Renault out really perhaps one day haas, williams or force india will switch engines and fall the way of Sauber

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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by PlatinumZealot » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:02 pm

Hmm. Good news overall for the Sauber team, but we still need more privateer teams.
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Re: Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in 2018

Post by adrianjordan » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:17 am

marmer wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:27 pm
remember a few years ago when the idea of big teams having 2nd teams... didn't everyone hate the idea. now we are here and it seems a good idea.

the grid is basically a big and small team grid these days.

Mercedes palms off drivers to customer teams and takes the best back when a seat is free. while offering discounted engines basically keeping customer teams stuck in a loop of agreeing with them to save millions
Ferrari now have alfa which is basically a 2nd team just without being called Ferrari B
red bull have had Toro Rosso for years and are even going as far as to use them as a test for honda for the season after next as a stop gap for 2021 and the new engine regs
just leaves Renault out really perhaps one day haas, williams or force india will switch engines and fall the way of Sauber
Mclaren need a Jr team too. Maybe they'll end up pairing with Haas or renewing their previous involvement with Force India...
In 2007 I had the chance to go to a meet-and-greet with an F1 test driver. I decided not to as I didn't think he'd even amount to much...he was the BMW Sauber test driver and his name was Sebastian Vettel...