Now let’s make a point from the start, we are taking these rumours with a pinch of salt, but then you never know, in FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne’s head, it seem’s silly to rule anything out, and so the latest rumour arriving to us from across the pond at the recent Detroit Motor Show is that Alfa Romeo could do a deal similar to their SauberF1 agreement and join the IndyCar motorsport series.
After recording a good upturn in sales, thanks to the launch of the Giulia and recent Stelvio, certainly on paper it would make sense to push the brand in the USA. Speaking to Italian reporters at the Detroit auto show Marchionne revealed the company’s interest, “We do not have much experience in American racing, but we are thinking about Indycar. Why not?” he said.
Every team in Indycar will run with the new Dallara chassis in 2018, and Marchionne didn’t hide his admiration “Giampaolo Dallara is an excellent specialist and the best Italian engineer in the motor sport industry,”
Currently only two manufacturers supply engines to the series, Honda and Chevrolet, whether Alfa Romeo will rejoin a motorsport they previously supplied engine’s too in the late 80’s, early 90’s remains to be seen…