Alfa Romeo

After a 30-year absence, Alfa Romeo made its comeback to Formula 1 in 2018. They partnered with Sauber from Switzerland. Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou will drive for the team in the 2023 season. Alessandro Alunni Bravi is the team representative. The team continues to use a Ferrari engine this season.

Alfa Romeo in 2021: Challenging Season and Focus on Future

In 2021, Alfa Romeo lost the battle for the eighth position to the Williams team, resulting in Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi settling for ninth place in the championship. The team, disappointing in the second half of the season, managed to secure thirteen points. However, the season was not entirely disappointing as the team shifted its focus early on towards developing the 2022 car. Working with a relatively smaller budget below the $140 million cost cap, Alfa Romeo prioritized preparations for the new era.

Alfa Romeo in 2022: Impressive Season and Solid Performance

In 2022, Alfa Romeo secured the sixth position in the battle for the constructor's title. They finished level on points with Aston Martin, but Alfa Romeo achieved better results. The team accumulated a total of 55 points, with Valtteri Bottas contributing 49 points to their tally. It was a remarkable season for Alfa Romeo with a strong and consistent performance.

Early History of Alfa Romeo in Formula 1

Alfa Romeo can be regarded as one of the founding teams in Formula 1. They made their debut in the first Grand Prix in 1950 and participated for only two years before withdrawing from Formula 1 at the end of 1951. However, those two years were highly successful as Nino Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio, both driving for Alfa Romeo, clinched the Formula 1 World Championship titles. Afterward, Alfa Romeo focused on supplying engines to other teams, including Brabham and McLaren.

Adventure in the 1980s

Alfa Romeo made a comeback as a constructor in 1979 but disappeared again in 1985. During those seven seasons, the team experienced limited success, earning only 37 points and suffering from numerous retirements. They managed to secure a few podium finishes here and there, but Alfa Romeo didn't achieve much more than occasional second or third places.

In 2018, Alfa Romeo made its second return to Formula 1. Initially, as the title sponsor of the Sauber Formula 1 team, and the following year as an independent constructor. Alfa Romeo had taken over its partner, resulting in the team being known as Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 in its entirety.

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