Alfa Romeo set for Formula One return?

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Surprises after surprises, the upcoming seasons of Formula One could indeed be interesting and there’s no doubt that viewers and drivers are able to experience a fiercer competition and better upgrades.

After a long-term absence, Alfa Romeo could be making its way back to Formula One as a constructor and a possible competitor to its rival, Ferrari.

Fiat Chrysler chief executive and Ferrari’s chairman, Sergio Marchionne could be making practical plans on getting the Italian brand back on one of the world’s most renowned motorsport and it might just be able to revive the glory it had in the primary era of the sport.

The last time Alfa Romeo appeared as a constructor was in the 1985 season, with its last race being in Australia.

“It’s incredible how the Alfa marque remains in people’s hearts,” said Marchionne in the news conference.

“For that very reason we are thinking about bringing it back, as our competitor, to racing, to Formula One. It’s important for Alfa to return.”

Alfa Romeo dominated the first two seasons of the sport in 1950 and 1951 courtesy of Giuseppe ‘Nino’ Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio. Ferrari’s founder, Enzo Ferrari started off his career racing for brand and also managed it before he discovered his own in the 30s.