Alfa Romeo returns in 2018 to the Formula 1 World Championship, as title sponsor and technical partner to Sauber. It’s been 30 years since the Italian car maker’s last involvement in the sport.
The brand’s first-ever model, was the 1921 Alfa Romeo G1 – including this one (pictured right, courtesy of MotorAuthority). It was imported new by an Aussie buyer way back then. Now she’s off to Sotheby’s in Phoenix, Arizona in January, where auctioneers expect the drab beauty to sell for close to AUS$2m.
She is, according to writer Sean Szymkowski, “the only one known to exist in full assembly and running condition. One of the early production models, donning chassis number 6018 and boasting a massive 6.3-liter inline-6, good for 80 horsepower.”
Now Sauber has hit the track running and is first cab off the rank with it’s new livery for 2018.
So, with Aston Martin and Alfa now outed, will Maserati become the next flash marque to tackle the world’s premier class?
Watch this space!
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