Haas could be the team to bring back a manufacturer after a long absence from racing


Formula 1 is already getting a historic nameplate back into the sport with Alfa Romeo making its return after 30 years away, and now another historic manufacturer is looking into returning after an even longer absence.

According to AutoExpress, Sergio Marchionne is looking to bring the Maserati name to F1 for the first time in almost 60 years. Marchionne is CEO of Ferrari as well as FCA which owns Maserati.

Maserati would take over the naming rights of the Haas F1 team, who already uses a Ferrari power plant, as a sponsor.

The partnership would give Marchionne control of three seperate entities in Formula 1 after threatening to pull Ferrari from the sport over proposed engine regulations.


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