Alfa Romeo has appointed Alessandro Alunni Bravi to the role of its Formula 1 Team Representative.
Alunni Bravi has been Sauber Group’s Managing Director since 2017 and in a statement Alfa Romeo outlined that he will ‘be adding to his role, representing the team in all official functions at race weekends and away from the track’.
Alunni Bravi’s role is one of the first tasks undertaken by new Sauber Group CEO Andreas Seidl, who left McLaren as Team Principal to join the company.
Alunni Bravi effectively replaces Frederic Vasseur as the public figurehead of Alfa Romeo in the paddock with Seidl overseeing Sauber Group’s overall plans.
“I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Alessandro Alunni Bravi to the role of Team Representative, in addition to his existing duties of Managing Director of the Group,” said Seidl.
“His vast experience in motorsport has equipped him with all the tools he needs to succeed, and his intimate knowledge of the team, of which he has been part for more than five years, will ensure stability and continuity in our progression.
“Alessandro representing the team during the Formula 1 championship will allow me to focus on growing the Group and preparing for the challenges and opportunities that await us.
“I thank Alessandro for his belief in our vision and I welcome him to this additional position: I am convinced this is another valuable addition to what is without any doubt a very strong team, from the drivers to the management team, to each one of our employees, capable of building on last year’s success and creating a bright future for Sauber.”
Sauber is to continue as Alfa Romeo in 2023 but is already planning for its role as Audi’s strategic partner when the manufacturer enters Formula 1 in 2026.
“It is a huge privilege to keep working with a group of incredible people who, over many years, have helped me integrate within the Sauber Group: what they gave me in this time will enable me to fulfil this task and represent the team according to our shared vision and our objectives,” said Alunni Bravi.
“I am fully conscious of the work we have ahead of us and of the challenges that face us: I approach this task with humility, knowing I am part of a strong team that will get the job done, and with the belief we have everything we need for a successful future.”