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“Arese: June 24 will reopen the Alfa Romeo Museum”

Arese: reopening museum Alfa Romeo

The Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese will reopen next summer. This was announced Tuesday, March 24 Alfredo Altavilla, executive Fca, during the ceremony of seventy cars Expo. The day chosen for the reopening of the halls aresine is 24 June – when the universal exhibition will be started almost two months – on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of the automobile and the presentation of a new model of the Alfa.

The news of the reopening of the structure was circulating for some time. Last January Sergio Marchionne at the Motor Show in Detroit had anticipated that the structure would be reborn. But the announcement did not follow any indication of a possible date, as was the case Tuesday.

The museum will reopen after a forced closure of more than four years. The area was closed to the public in February of 2011 after some differences on the redevelopment of the Ministry of Culture and Fiat. Since then, no longer able to walk in the halls in which are preserved some real beauties on wheels.

A rare and valuable collection. In the rooms of the museum of the snake are preserved pearls of Italian, as the Alfa Romeo 159 – designed by Gioacchino Colombo – with which Juan Manuel Fangio won the world championship of Formula 1 in 1959. It is original copies, whose value would be over 50 million Euros.

For the moment were not disclosed rendering of how it will look the renovated structure; according to rumors, the project includes a section (enlarged) devoted to vintage cars, a bookshop and a showroom dedicated to new models, plus a new space events.

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Alfa Romeo tipped for motorsport return

Posted: Tuesday at 8:58am

Legendary Italian marque Alfa Romeo has been tipped as a potential supplier for the FIA’s planned new F2 category, according to sources in Italy.

Last Friday, the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council approved the creation of a future FIA F2 Championship, aimed at bridging the gap between F3 and F1 and completing its single-seater ladder that starts with F4.

A detailed F2 project will be submitted to the WMSC in July. Interested promoters will then be sought, although a date has not yet been given as a target launch season.

The Ferrari/Alfa link

Former Ferrari F1 team principal Stefano Domenicali is in charge of the planning of the new series in his role as president of the FIA’s single-seater commission.

The championship will be one-make, with sources in Italy suggesting that Ferrari is keen to supply the engine in the form of a non-hybrid V6 – perhaps badged as Alfa Romeo.

Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has made it clear he aims to push the Alfa brand back into the limelight in the future, and declared last year: “Our industrial international network will especially focus on Alfa Romeo, and this brand will represent the best that Italy has to offer.”

A brand with huge history

Since exiting the touring car arena in the mid-2000s, Alfa has had no official representation in motorsport. It first raced in 1911, and went on to win the first two Formula One World Championships.

It has since raced sporadically in F1 as a constructor and engine supplier, and provided IndyCar and F3 powerplants too.

At Marchionne’s behest, Alfa logos have appeared on this year’s Ferrari F1 challenger.

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