Alfa Romeo have confirmed that Alessandro Alunni Bravi, already a Managing Director of the Sauber Group, will also occupy the role of Team Representative in 2023.
This is the first announcement of a major role at the team since Andreas Seidl moved from McLaren to take the role of Sauber CEO.
Part of the Sauber Group since 2017, Alunni Bravi's experience extends to management of teams in lower categories of motorsport.
The team confirmed that Alunni Bravi will be "representing the team in all official functions at race weekends and away from the track".
This means that Alunni Bravi will likely assume at least some of the typical race weekend duties normally carried out by team principals, most noticeably the media sessions.
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Seidl commented that the announcement would allow him to focus on 'growing the group' and 'the opportunities that await the team' going forward, a nod to the future Audi partnership.
“I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Alessandro Alunni Bravi to the role of Team Representative, in addition to his existing duties of Managing Director of the Group," said Sauber Group CEO Seidl.
"His vast experience in motorsport has equipped him with all the tools he needs to succeed, and his intimate knowledge of the team, of which he has been part for more than five years, will ensure stability and continuity in our progression.
"Alessandro representing the team during the Formula One championship will allow me to focus on growing the Group and preparing for the challenges and opportunities that await us.
"I thank Alessandro for his belief in our vision and I welcome him to this additional position: I am convinced this is another valuable addition to what is without any doubt a very strong team, from the drivers to the management team, to each one of our employees, capable of building on last year’s success and creating a bright future for Sauber.”
Alfa Romeo have set their sights on maintaining a strong midfield position after achieving P6 in the Constructors' Championship in 2022.
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