Reports are emerging this morning that the illustrious Alfa Romeo will return to motorsport as a potential supplier for the new FIA F2 category.
Approval for the creation of the FIA Formula 2 Championship was granted by the World Motor Sport Council last week, with a view to providing a stepping stone for drivers looking to make the leap from F3 to F1, providing a four-tiered single seater system.
In order to focus on driver development, it is understood that the FIA plans to make the series a single-manufacturer championship. Sources in Italy have reported that Ferrari, who has a burgeoning driver development programme, are eager to supply engines in the form of non-hybrid V6, most likely rebadged as Alfa Romeo.
While the future of F3 has been questioned over the past year, the prospects for F2 already look strong, with former Ferrari F1 team principal at the helm of planning for the new series – adding further credibility to the engine tie-up rumours.
The Alfa Romeo brand was once synonymous with motorsport, having first raced in 1911 and provided Nino Farina with the machinery to claim the inaugural F1 Driver’s Championship title in 1950.
Here’s hoping that the rumours are true and that we will see the return of a celebrated marque to motorsport in the near future.
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