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Alfa Romeo's thwarted last appearance in Formula 1

Thanks to its sponsorship of Ferrari, the Alfa Romeo name has enjoyed a presence in F1 these past few years.

The marque will ramp up its involvement next season following the announcement of its partnership with Sauber, but Alfa's last appearance as a works outfit was back in 1985.

Unfortunately, its unreliable, heavy and thirsty 185T, seen here at Brands Hatch with Eddie Cheever behind the wheel, was never a contender, and decided the manufacturer to pull out of F1 at the end of the season.