Alfa Romeo is ending its present title association with Sauber on the finish of this season and has not but finalised whether or not or not it’ll proceed any involvement in F1.
On the Monaco Grand Prix, a gathering between Haas crew boss Guenther Steiner and Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato prompted recommendations that the crew and automotive maker have been set for a title sponsorship association in 2024.
Talking forward of the Spanish Grand Prix, Steiner stated that discuss of a deal was untimely, though it could clearly be a gorgeous factor for Haas.
Requested by Autosport if the crew can be sponsored by Alfa Romeo in 2024, Steiner stated: “Lots of people are telling that to me, however the one ones who have not informed me that but are Alfa Romeo.
“Clearly they’re what they’re doing sooner or later, and so they got here to see us, to see how we’re doing. It was an introduction, nothing else.
“I had by no means met the CEO earlier than in my life and we simply obtained launched Clearly there was nothing to cover. He simply stated ‘hi there’, and that was it. I do not know what they’re doing sooner or later.”
Haas already has a long-term title sponsorship association in place with Moneygram, and Steiner stated that any affiliation with Alfa Romeo must accommodate that.
Guenther Steiner, Haas F1 crew principal
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Requested if Haas can be open to a different naming deal – and even perhaps lose the Haas title – Steiner stated: “I do not know as a result of we by no means spoke about this, so I do not know.
“I haven’t got a solution for that as a result of we have not mentioned with Gene about this. There’s nothing on the desk, subsequently I do not even give it some thought. I’ve a variety of different issues to do.”
Steiner additionally stated there was no indication from his talks with Alfa Romeo about what the corporate meant to do subsequent yr.
“I believe they’re trying what they need to do, that is my feeling,” he stated. “However they didn’t inform me.”