Welcome to The Grid, R&T's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning.
Alfa Romeo and Sauber Join Forces in Formula 1
Alfa Romeo it will be partnering with Formula One team Sauber for a multi-year agreement starting in 2018. From next season onwards, the team will be known as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team. The cars will use Alfa Romeo logos and Ferrari power units.
Alfa's return to the sport ends a more than 30-year absence after its withdrawal from F1 in 1985. In its history, Alfa has taken part in F1 as both a constructor and engine supplier. We can't wait to see them on track next year.
NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Bud Moore Has Passed Away
Bud Moore, legendary NASCAR crew chief, car owner, and decorated World War II hero, died yesterday at the age of 92. If you're not familiar with the Hall-of-Famer or his massive racing success, head on over here to read all about him.
The L.A. Auto Show Starts Today
Looking for L.A. Auto Show coverage? We've got it all neatly packaged right here. Keep an eye out for the latest new cars and other reveals happening soon.