Team bosses say the new agreement marks “a new exciting chapter in the long and prestigious motorsport history for two brands with an impressive racing heritage”.
Speaking about the extension, Alfa Romeo Team Principal Vasseur said;
“We are delighted to be announcing the extension of this partnership. Alfa Romeo have been an incredible companion over the last few years, and we are even more excited about the chapters that are yet to come.
“The new regulations are giving us the chance to make another step forward and I firmly believe we are perfectly placed to make big gains together. We are looking forward to our future together and to keeping moving towards the front of the grid.
“This relationship is also very important for our company as a whole, beyond the track: the work we have done in the automotive world has shown the extent of the technology and manufacturing skills of Sauber Engineering and we are confident we can continue working for Alfa Romeo on new and exciting projects that will shape the future of the car industry.”
Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato added:
“As an historic Italian automotive brand, Alfa Romeo was born on the racetrack. Today we are proud to continue honoring that racing DNA by placing it at heart of the future of our Brand.
“We are driven by passion and excellence. Formula 1 represents a cutting-edge laboratory for the future electrification of our range, fully coherent with our vision for the coming years. Furthermore, motorsport brings the incomparable global exposure we wish to leverage for a successful future.”
Alfa Romeo currently sits eighth in the constructors’ championship after round 9 at the Austrian Grand Prix and is heading to Silverstone with two points.
Kimi and Antonio are tied in the driver’s standings with one point each and will be under immense pressure this weekend to make the most of the first-ever F1 sprint race.