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AlphaTauri confirms PKN Orlen as sponsor, Kubica unlikely to follow

AlphaTauri have confirmed PKN Orlen, who have switched from Alfa Romeo, as a team sponsor for the 2023 season.

Red Bull sister team AlphaTauri have confirmed that PKN Orlen will join on a 'multi-year' deal as a sponsor for the 2023 season. The Polish oil and gas company have a long affiliation with Formula 1, and make the switch from the Alfa Romeo team. PKN Orlen has been a long-time sponsor of Polish F1 driver Robert Kubica, who was Alfa Romeo's test and reserve driver last season. Kubica was very unlikely to remain with Alfa Romeo for 2023 , and is still yet to officially announce any plans for this season. However, RacingNews365.com understands from sources close to the team that Kubica is very unlikely to follow the sponsor to AlphaTauri. Franz Tost commented on the Orlen announcement: “I’m pleased to be starting the 2023 season with such positive news for the team. ORLEN are one of the leading oil and gas companies in Central Europe and this partnership will allow them to further increase their brand awareness, through the global platforms we offer as a team. "I’m looking forward to seeing their logo featured on our new car at the launch in New York City next month and also how this partnership progresses over the coming years."

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