Marchionne wants Alfa Romeo back in F1

Date published: February 14 2016


Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is keen on Alfa Romeo returning to Formula 1 as a constructor.

Alfa Romeo, which is owned by FCA, last competed in Formula 1 as a constructor in 1985 but failed to score a single point in their final season.

The company stayed on as an engine supplier Osella until the end of the 1987 season.

Marchionne is keen for Alfa Romeo to make a comeback as FCA look to revitalise the Italian brand.

"In order to restore their name they must consider returning to Formula 1," he said in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Pressed as to whether Ferrari would assist Alfa Romeo should they return, Marchionne said: "No, Alfa Romeo are capable of making their own chassis, just like they are capable of making their own engine."