The updated team logo

The Formula 1 team formerly known as Sauber has unveiled its latest name change.

The Hinwil team has confirmed that it will now officially be known as Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen, a change from the Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen moniker it carried last year.

A new logo was also adopted, as was a change of direction on the naming of its chassis. Last year he drove the C41, which propelled him to ninth place in the constructors’ championship with Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi as drivers.

Former Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and rookie Guanyu Zhou form an all-new line-up for 2022.

“The new brand identity is officially live and will be seen in action for the first time during the first pre-season test in Barcelona at the end of next month,” a team statement confirmed.

“The launch of a new name represents a new approach for the team, just as the sport enters a brave new era with its new regulations, while preserving the links with the recent past: it is an identity that conveys a strong affirmation of commitment from the team’s title partners, Alfa Romeo and ORLEN, who remain with the team in long-term relationships and continue to drive the team forward.

“The addition of ‘F1 Team’ to the name is a special badge of honor for Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN: it represents inclusion in one of the most exclusive clubs in the world, one of only ten teams in the world authorized to use this prestigious nickname.

“It also reflects the strong racing DNA of Sauber and Alfa Romeo, and the history these brands embody.

“The changes will also be reflected in the name of the chassis officially submitted to the FIA; this will move from Alfa Romeo Racing to Alfa Romeo, a new team alignment with one of the most historic brands in the world of motorsport.

“With this new team and logo, an exciting new lineup and a new car ready to be unveiled, Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN is ready for the new season.”

The first confirmed reveal date of an F1 2022 is February 10, being Aston Martin.