Alfa Romeo is set to depart Sauber and join forces with the Haas Formula 1 team next year, according to a report.

The new deal will see Haas’ Ferrari engines be rebranded to carry the Alfa Romeo name.

Alfa Romeo rejoined F1 in 2018 as a title sponsor for the Sauber squad, before the team was fully rebranded in 2019.

However, late last year, it was announced that Audi had reached an agreement with Sauber to join forces for the 2026 campaign.

The declaration was soon followed by Alfa Romeo’s confirmation that it would part ways with Sauber after the 2023 season.

And now according to Motorsport.it, the Italian brand will not exit F1 completely – it is set to strike a deal with Haas and badge the engines in the back of the car as Alfa Romeo.

However, these engines will remain fully constructed by Ferrari, who has supplied Haas with power units since the US-owned squad joined the grid in 2016.

It would not be the first time that such a deal has been in place – most recently from 2016 to 2018, Red Bull branded its engines as ‘TAG Heuer’ even though they were Renault units.

Haas and Alfa Romeo currently sit towards the end of the Constructors’ Championship, with the former leading by two points in eighth place. 

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