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PARIS: Sauber will be rebranded as Alfa Romeo Racing for the forthcoming Formula One season.
The Sauber name has been part of the sport's make-up for the past quarter of a century after Peter Sauber ran his first entry in 1993.
But it will now effectively disappear from the grid after the Swiss team announced they have been dropped ahead of the new campaign which kicks off in Melbourne next month.
Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion, and Antonio Giovinazzi will race for the re-branded outfit this year.
Giuseppe Farina won F1's first world championship driving an Alfa Romeo in 1950, before Juan Manuel Fangio claimed the first of his five titles racing for the Italian car manufacturer a year later.
After a 33-year absence from the sport, Alfa Romeo became title sponsor for the cash-strapped Sauber team last season.
Sauber finished eighth in the 2018 constructors' championship.
Alfa Romeo are due to roll out their car on the morning of the first winter test, which gets under way in Barcelona on February 18.
The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was released from custody on Wednesday after hours of questioning in connection with a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Blue Point joined a select group of sprinters to win the G1 King’s Stand Stakes twice with another scintillating display in the five-furlong highlight on day one of Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The five-year-old Shamardal horse showed his customary early speed from stall one and disputed second towards the far side
DUBAI: The organising committee of the UAE Tour, the only UCI World Tour cycle race in the Middle East, met recently to adopt the final report on the inaugural edition of the Tour, which was held from Feb.24 to March 3. All 18 UCI World Teams took part in the 2019 UAE Tour, which was a first for Asia, and the race
Manchester: England captain Eoin Morgan set a new world record of 17 sixes in an individual one-day international innings as the World Cup hosts thrashed Afghanistan by 150 runs on Tuesday. Victory at Old Trafford saw favourites England go ahead of holders Australia to sit top of the World Cup group