What you need to know:
Sauber will sell the name of its team to Audi in 2026
One of the questions for the 2024 Formula 1 season was focused on the identity of the Sauber team, after the departure of Alfa Romeowhich had precisely given its name to said team from 2019 to December 2023.
The Swiss team He usually sells the rights to the name in Formula 1 and after breaking ties with Alfa Romero, these rights were free and for a while many of us thought that we would see the Sauber name back, which by the way was the team with which Mexicans Checo Pérez and Esteban Gutiérrez debuted in 2011 and 2013, respectively.
What will the team that replaces Alfa Romeo be called?
Before the end of 2023, it was announced that the team would adopt the name Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber, so it included two sponsors in the official name, but finally, with the start of 2024 it was confirmed that the team It will actually be called Stake F1 Team.
Stake appeared on the Alfa Romeo map as a sponsor for the 2023 season, however the betting, entertainment and lifestyle firm, of which the Canadian rapper, is a partner, Drake, took over the rights to the name during the years 2024 and 2025, and then give way to Audi.
Stake has already made a presence in the sports world as sponsor of Everton, Premier League teamas well as in the UFC.
Presentation of the first Stake car
Stake inherited the Formula 1 team’s social networks and through them he has confirmed that he will present his first car on February 5, and It is expected to move from Alfa Romeo’s red and black combination to fluorescent green and black.
As for the drivers, they remain the same as in 2023, that is, Valtteri Bottas as main, and the Chinese Guanyu Zhou.
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