Alfa Romeo F1 race workforce principal Frédéric Vasseur has been explaining how vital the ever-closer ties with the sports activities automotive manufacturing firm are to the squad.
Alfa Romeo began to sponsor the Sauber workforce in 2018, and in 2019 took over the naming rights in addition to a part of a deeper partnership that introduced shared F1 experience with Alfa Romeo’s sister firm Ferrari.
Regardless of a disappointing season in 2020 linked to an underperforming Ferrari energy unit, Vasseur says his workforce stays dedicated to its alliance with Alfa Romeo and defined it went properly past their efforts on the monitor.
“Even when it is outdoors of the Method 1 world, I feel it is vital to construct up a robust collaboration between the 2 firms,” he instructed Motorsport.com.
“We’re collaborating loads on the automotive facet now,” he defined. “We developed the 2020 GTA and GTAm within the manufacturing facility, within the wind tunnel.
“It is also the way forward for the collaboration that we now have to proceed to push into this course.
“The automotive facet is one a part of the partnership and it is essential if you wish to develop the partnership between the model and the Method 1 workforce.”
On the similar time, Vasseur could not ignore the workforce’s latest Grands Prix performances, which noticed it end in eighth place within the 2020 constructors championship. Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi between them earned the squad a mere eight factors throughout the season.
“For certain I do know completely that we want additionally to enhance the efficiency on monitor,” he acknowledged.
“It isn’t simply higher [we need] to do aero improvement however that we have to have a world method and world package deal.”
The monetary facet of the association with Alfa Romeo can be a giant issue for Vasseur to bear in mind.
“I do not need to communicate concerning the monetary side,” he acknowledged bluntly. “It is moderately the motivation which you could add into the workforce, which you could afford the recruiting for the event of the corporate.
“However for certain it is part of this,” he admitted.
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