After six years in Formula 1, Alfa Romeo is preparing for a new chapter in the world of motorsport.
The motorsport scene is in a constant state of flux. Alfa Romeoa brand synonymous with racing and performance, is no exception. By announcing its withdrawal from Formula 1 at the end of 2023, Alfa Romeo has opened the door to new adventures in motorsports.
Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato recently confirmed in an interview with Motorsport.com that the Italian brand is seriously considering a move into the world of endurance racing. After six years with Sauber in F1, Alfa Romeo is looking to write a new chapter in its rich motorsport history.
"It was the best investment in history," said Imparato, referring to the impressive return on the brand's commitment to F1. Yet he admits to a certain sadness at leaving a team that has carried Alfa Romeo's colors high for six years.
The World Endurance Championship (WEC) is now as a preferred avenue for the brand. With an already rich history in this discipline, Alfa Romeo sees the WEC as fertile ground for continuing to nurture its competitive DNA. The WEC is currently enjoying a revival, with the return of prestigious brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche and others.
The possibility of synergies with Peugeot, another Stellantis Group brand already involved in endurance racing with its Hypercar 9X8, is also under consideration. Imparato stresses that, although nothing has yet been confirmed, cooperation within Stellantis is more than possible.
This reorientation towards endurance racing would mark a welcome strategic turning point for Alfa Romeo. With careful evaluation of the investment required and meticulous planning, the Italian marque could make a comeback as a team, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a field where it has already shone in the past.
As a reminder, about 2 months ago, we all wished thatAlfa Romeo and/or Maserati take part in WECa championship in which both brands have great legitimacy. Thank you for buying Tonales and Juniors just to get Alfa Romeo back into WEC... in 2025?