ALFA (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) began production in Milan in 1910, initially building French Darracqs. In 1915, entrepreneur Nicola Romeo acquired the company and after WW I, cars were named Alfa Romeo. Vehicles built were fast and stylish and there was also a major involvement with motorsport from its earliest days. From Grand Prix racing cars to cars that won the Mille Miglia and Le Mans, the name “Alfa Romeo” became inextricably linked to motorsport. After WW II, production of both road and racing cars continued, but financial difficulties eventually led to FIAT acquiring the company. Today, Alfa Romeo manufactures at three factories and also has a team competing in F1.