Alfa Romeo looking to IndyCar

Doris Richards
January 20, 2018

Alfa Romeo will return to Formula 1 this season in a tie-up with the Sauber F1 team as it looks to boost its profile and sell more cars in the future, but its involvement in motorsport might not stop there according to Sergio Marchionne.

Marchionne claimed the single-seater championship is an especially appealing championship for Alfa given that Italian race shop - and soon to be supercar manufacturer - Dallara is entrusted with building every IndyCar chassis. "Why not Alfa Romeo in IndyCar?" he asked. "We are thinking about it", he told in an interview at the Detroit auto show.

"Gian Paolo Dallara-I consider him a great, the best Italian engineer around".

IndyCar's Jay Frye, president of competition and operations, declined to disclose whether there had been formal communications with Fiat-Chrysler or any of its subsidiaries but emphasized that current engine suppliers-Honda and Chevrolet-were receptive to the idea of stiffer competition in the form of more engine builders.

He would not, however, confirm whether FCA was one of the various OEMs with whom IndyCar had held talks, though there's no denying that Marchionne's comments made it seem like a strong possibility.

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