Alfa Romeo (Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A.), abbreviated as Alfa, is an Italian manufacturer of premium cars. The company was founded under the name A.L.F.A. (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) June 24, 1910 in Milan. A.L.F.A. ventured immediately into racing with Franchini and Ronzoni in the 1911 Targa Florio with two 24 HP models.
Since its founding, Alfa Romeo has been actively involved in motor racing and has earned the title of worthy sports car.
The owner of the company from 1932 to 1986 was the state Italian holding IRI (Italian) Russian. before Alfa Romeo became part of the Fiat Group, and later since 2007 already part of Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. The company is now owned by FCA Italy.
Throughout its history, Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in various important automotive racing tournaments and championships, including Grand Prix, Formula One, IndyCar, Touring and rally racing. Alfa Romeo competed in constructors' championships in various racing series under their team names Alfa Corse or Autodelta. In addition, Alfa Romeo performed under other brands and supplied engines for various racing teams. It is worth noting that Alfa Romeo won the very first World Grand Prix championship in 1925. Under the auspices of the marque, Enzo Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team, which was an Alfa Romeo team before it became independent in 1939. In 1954, the company developed the classic Alfa Romeo Twin Cam engine, which remained in production until 1995. It is worth noting that during the 1960s and 1970s, Alfa Romeo produced a huge number of sports cars, but despite this, the Italian government company Finmeccanica (now Leonardo), the owner of the company, chasing profit, sold the brand to Fiat in 1986 year.