Full Team Name: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake
Headquaters: Hinwil, Switzerland
Team Chief: Alessandro Alunni Bravi
Technical Chief: Jan Monchaux
Power Unit: Ferrari
First Team Entry: 1993
World Championships: N/A
Highest Race Finish: 1 (x1)
Pole Positions: 1
Fastest Laps: 7
Alfa Romeo has a long and storied history in Formula One, dating back to the sport's earliest years. Here is a brief overview of Alfa Romeo's involvement in Formula One:
Alfa Romeo competed in the inaugural Formula One World Championship in 1950, winning the first race with driver Nino Farina.
Alfa Romeo won the first two championships in 1950 and 1951, with Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio respectively.
Alfa Romeo withdrew from Formula One after the 1951 season due to financial difficulties.
Alfa Romeo returned to Formula One in the 1960s as an engine supplier to various teams, including McLaren and Brabham.
In the 1970s, Alfa Romeo entered as a constructor and had moderate success, with a best finish of second place in the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix.
Alfa Romeo withdrew from Formula One again in 1985, citing the high costs of the sport.
Alfa Romeo returned to Formula One as an engine supplier in the 1980s, powering teams such as Osella, Ligier, and Brabham.
In 2018, Alfa Romeo returned to Formula One as a works team, having formed a partnership with Sauber. The team currently competes under the name Alfa Romeo Racing Stake, with drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu. Their best finish to date is fifth place in the 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Overall, Alfa Romeo has a rich and varied history in Formula One, with successes both as a constructor and as an engine supplier. Their return as a works team in 2018 has been a welcome addition to the grid but from 2026 the team will be taken over by Audi who are entering the sport for the first time in their history and as of 2023 are already building strong foundations for their entry into the sport.