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Stake F1 to change name for Australian Grand Prix

The Stake F1 name will change at a number of events this season.

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Stake F1 will change its entry name to Kick Sauber for the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.

The Hinwil-based outfit has introduced a bold new identity for the new campaign as it bridges the gap between the former Alfa Romeo sponsorship and it becoming the Audi works team from 2026.

Stake has taken on title sponsorship for the season but, due to anti-gambling laws in certain regions, chassis sponsor - streaming service Kick - will take on the official naming rights for these races.

The name changes will take place in Australia, Spain, Belgium and Qatar.

Speaking to media including RacingNews365 ahead of the season, team representative Alessandro Alunni Bravi explained: "Last year, we alternated to different team names according to the different countries where we go racing.

"We will be fully compliant with all the local applicable laws and where Stake is permitted. So where gambling advertising is prohibited, we will use a different name.

"As last year, we have Kick as one of our most important partners - the car launch was streamed live on Kick.com, our chassis name is Kick Sauber, so where we will not be racing as Stake, we will use the second team name."

Where will Sauber's F1 identity change this season?

Race location Sauber identity
Bahrain Stake F1
Saudi Arabia Stake F1
Australia Kick Sauber
Japan Stake F1
China Stake F1
Miami Stake F1
Emilia Romagna Stake F1
Monaco Stake F1
Canada Stake F1
Spain Kick Sauber
Austria Stake F1
Great Britain Stake F1
Hungary Stake F1
Belgium Kick Sauber
Netherlands Stake F1
Italy Stake F1
Azerbaijan Stake F1
Singapore Stake F1
United States Stake F1
Mexico Stake F1
Brazil Stake F1
Las Vegas Stake F1
Qatar Kick Sauber
Abu Dhabi Stake F1

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