Alfa Romeo will hold a formal launch for its new Formula 1 car after the first pre-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya later this month.
The team’s all-new driver line-up of Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou will be present for the launch two days after the opening test. A further three-day test will take place in Bahrain next month ahead of the first race of the new season.
Alfa Romeo, which slipped to ninth place in the constructors championship last year, is the seventh F1 team to confirms its launch plans so far. Aston Martin will be the first team to present its new car built to F1’s heavily revised technical regulations, on February 10th. Red Bull, Williams and Haas are yet to set launch dates for their new 2022 challengers.
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8 comments on “Alfa Romeo C42 to debut in special testing livery ahead of official launch”
2nd February 2022, 11:26
Pity they didn’t keep with the C40 designation.
2nd February 2022, 12:25
So the C40 has become an MP4/18?
2nd February 2022, 12:55
I thought they were going back to C40 on the basis that the design was already underway when the 2021 rules got delayed because of the pandemic?
2nd February 2022, 14:00
The only difference is seeing the car in the actual livery slightly later.
2nd February 2022, 15:20
I don’t like testing liveries because usually the testing livery is really nice and actually more interesting to look at than the actual launch one. Like that one in the image is super pretty! A lot more character than the very bland and very corporate mostly-white and red one.
2nd February 2022, 20:47
ferrox glideh (@ferrox-glideh)
3rd February 2022, 0:09
@rocketpanda Truth! I really like this subtle Alfa Romeo livery, but I also loved the lurid black and white dazzle camouflage that Redbull had in testing a few years back too.
3rd February 2022, 3:20
I’m yet to see a testing livery that isn’t actually looking better than the official one.
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