Sauber Formula 1 team rebrand as Alfa Romeo Racing

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Image: AFP / Marco Bertorello
Image: AFP / Marco Bertorello
Marco Bertorello

Formula 1 team Sauber have rebranded as Alfa Romeo Racing for the 2019 season, the Swiss outfit announced Friday, ending 25 years of competing under the Sauber name.

Alfa Romeo had already been the title sponsor of Sauber last year when the team was known as Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team.

Back to the roots

"It is a pleasure to announce that we will enter the 2019 F1 World Championship with the team name Alfa Romeo Racing," said team principal Frederic Vasseur.

READ: Kimi Raikkonen's move means 'Sauber is now Ferrari' - Bernie Ecclestone

Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen will lead Alfa Romeo Racing in the 2019 world championship after the Finn's move from Ferrari, supported by the inexperienced Italian Antonio Giovinazzi.

Alfa Romeo, which dropped out of F1 in 1987, won the first two world titles with Giuseppe Farina in 1950 and Argentinian five-time champion Juan Manuel Fangio in 1951.

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