Alfa Romeo set to return to Formula One

FCA CEO says brand remains in people's hearts

(ANSA) - Maranello, December 14 - Sergio Marchionne said Monday that it is possible that Alfa Romeo will soon have a team competing in Formula One. "It's incredible how the Alfa Romeo brand remains in people's hearts," said Sergio Marchionne, who is the CEO of Alfa Romeo's parent company FCA and president of Ferrari. "For that reason we are thinking of it returning to Formula one racing as our competitor.
    "It's important for Alfa Romeo to return. It will be another competitor".
    Alfa Romeo were involved in Formula One from 1950 to 1985 and they also continued to supply engines to teams until 1988. The team won 11 of the 110 races it took part in and took the 1950 and 1951 drivers' world championships with Nino Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio respectively.