December 14, 2015

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne says the company would like to bring Alfa Romeo back to Formula One.

Giuseppe Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio won the first two Formula One titles while driving for Alfa Romeo but the company has been out of the sport since the 1980s.

Marchionne, who is also Ferrari's chairman, says ''It's incredible how the Alfa Romeo brand remains in people's hearts. That's why we're thinking about its return to racing, as our competitor, in Formula One.''

With Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen having finished third and fourth behind Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg this season, Marchionne is demanding an improved car for next year.

He says, ''Overall, I am very pleased, considering where we started from this year.''

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