The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team became Alfa Romeo Racing. Structure, ownership and management stay the same, the name changes. Nice.
New drivers: Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi. Iceman and Giovi. Thanks to Title Sponsor Alfa Romeo, one (Kimi) is driving the Stelvio with the number 7, the other (Antonio) has the pleasure to deal with Giulia in the car with number 99, which is an homage to his earlier career.
New livery: already a stunner in 2018, this livery is even cooler and sexier, combining the classic colours of the traditional Sauber team – white and blue – with the iconic red symbolizing one of the most historical brands in racing, Alfa Romeo.
New sponsors: our Comms office was nearly as busy as Zurich airport as press releases about new partners “departed” on an hourly basis.
New technical features: Team Principal Frédéric Vasseur and Technical Director Simone Resta don’t want us to go into any detail, but let’s say we used the winter months for getting creative rather than skiing in the Suisse alps.
We believe that’s enough of exciting news for one day, but it’s fair to say that the team behind Alfa Romeo Racing looks forward to a new shot at proving their potential and scoring big in 2019.