Alfa Romeo Team Profile
Born from the Sauber F1 team, Alfa Romeo Racing is effectively the Sauber F1 team rebranded with that relationship continuing for 2021.
Sauber made its Formula 1 debut in 1993 with stogie-smoking Peter Sauber at the helm.
One of the longest-serving privateer outfits, the team scored points on their debut in South Africa and, two years later, bagged a first podium with a third place at the Italian Grand Prix.
The lows, though, have been more prevalent than the highs.
Although podiums trickled through, the team was never a constant competitor at the front, recording a season's best of P4 in 2001 before Sauber finally linked up with a manufacturer.
The team was bought by BMW in 2006 and a year later bagged a career-best P2 in the Constructors' Championship as they scored points in every single grand prix - a first and a last for the team.
A year later Sauber was on the top step of the podium with Robert Kubica winning the Canadian GP ahead of his team-mate, Nick Heidfeld.
BMW's foray into F1 was short-lived with the German manufacturer handing the team back to Peter Sauber in 2010.
Since then the Hinwil-based team has thrice been tenth in the championship and has never once finished inside the top half of the standings.
This led to Alfa Romeo coming on board in 2018. While Sauber was on the cusp of signing with Honda power, Ferrari stepped in through Alfa Romeo and basically bought the team, rebranding it Alfa Romeo.
The team showed their desire to improve their results by signing 2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen, although even he wasn't able to give Alfa Romeo the kick up the order they wanted in 2019.
Early signs were promising, but a decline in form saw Alfa Romeo end the campaign P8 in the standings with 57 points, while that slump only intensified the following year.
Alfa found themselves in a battle at the back with Haas and Williams, scoring only eight points with Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi chipping in with four each.
Alfa Romeo continued their backing of the team for 2021 contrary to rumours that they were heading for the exit door, while Raikkonen and Giovinazzi remain behind the wheel for a third season.