Alfa Romeo Reportedly Slam ‘Stupid Rumors’ F1 Engine Switch From Ferrari to Mercedes

Published 09/03/2021, 9:59 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 7, 2021 Alfa Romeo Racing Team Principal Frederic Vasseur talks in the Team Principals Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


In Formula One, rivalries are put aside to conduct business. Teams such as Mercedes and Ferrari supply engines to competitors on the grid. However, when a rumor was being that the Silver Arrows could supply power units to the Swiss-based team, Team Principal, Toto Wolff shot the idea down.

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Vasseur & Co would likely stick with Ferrari

The Italian team supplies power units to Haas & Alfa Romeo. The 22′ Formula One season would see drastic changes made to the car, and how it functions. So it wouldn’t make sense for the Swiss-based team to jump ship, and make a deal with the Brackley-based squad.

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Regardless of what happens, it is no doubt that all the teams on the grid would face a challenge when it comes to tackling next season’s rules.

Who do you think will come out on top in 2022? Will Mercedes still be dominating the grid, and pick both championships? Or will see the likes of Alfa Romeo fighting for the title? Let us know in the comments below.

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Toto Wolff doesn’t see Alfa Romeo as a customer

It is nothing new to see rivals helping other teams on the grid, especially when it comes to power units. However, there was some speculation that Alfa Romeo would leave Ferrari, and join the Silver Arrows for power units. On being asked about this both Wolff and Vasseur weren’t pleased with the speculation.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Mercedes Executive Director Toto Wolff in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Speaking to Sky Germany, Wolff said, “No the rumors are not true. I believe Alfa Romeo has a contract with Ferrari. We are supplying engines to four teams and are absolute on the limit.”

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While the Swiss-based team boss wasn’t annoyed by the rumors, stating it would be impossible to implement keeping in mind the 22′ regulations.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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