After five rounds of the 2018 World Touring Car Cup season Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo have announced they have split from Gianni Morbidelli.
The team has endured a difficult start to the campaign with its pair of Romeo Ferraris-built Alfa Romeo Giuliettas, and neither Morbidelli or Fabrizio Giovanardi have scored a point.
Morbidelli secured a best finish of 13th, while his best qualifying effort was 16th in Zandvoort.
He endured a torrid weekend at the most recent round in Vila Real, failing to start the first race due to damage in qualifying, while an oil pressure issue on the Sunday meant he also missed the second and third races.
The team have seen fit to announce a short statement Tuesday afternoon, Team Mulsanne confirming its “professional relationship” with the ex-Formula 1 driver had come to an end.
“Team Mulsanne communicates that the professional relationship with Gianni Morbidelli in the 2018 FIA WTCR has come to an end,” the statement read.
“The whole team wants to thanks the Italian driver for the contribution he has made up to the round in Portugal.”
Team Mulsanne is expected to announce a replacement for the Italian in the coming days, but before this weekend’s WTCR round at the Slovakia Ring, with the team going on to say “The team’s line-up for the forthcoming round in Slovakia will be announced shortly.”