Alfa Romeo have become the latest team to announce a special livery for the Italian Grand Prix, which marks the third race in a row they have introduced a one-off design for their car.
For this weekend, the black sides and wings of the car have been retained but the amount of red paint has been reduced at the front and rear of the chassis as white and green have been squeezed in alongside it to create the Italian flag.
Although the team is based in Switzerland, the Alfa Romeo brand is Italian and will use the grand prix weekend to unveil their new 33 Stradale sports car, inspired by a 1967 model of the same name, which will have a limited production run.
Gold wheel covers and typography will be used on the C43 too in homage to the 33 Stradale, and the livery was presented to the world today at the official Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, with drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu present.
“As we approach our home race in Monza, it’s a pleasure to unveil this incredible livery, a true tribute not only to the 33 Stradale, but to Alfa Romeo as a whole and to the country it hails from, Italy,” said team representative Alessando Alunni Bravi.
“This livery is probably one of the most beautiful we’ve ever had on a car, and to be able to showcase it in front of our home crowd – including hundreds of our team members from Hinwil on the grandstands – is an honour for all of us. Personally, I am excited by the references to the 33 Stradale: the original model from 1967 was an iconic car that influenced style and design for a generation and beyond, and its latest incarnation embodies all this heritage while also setting the path to the future of Alfa Romeo.”
Fellow Italian team Ferrari are also running a one-off livery at Monza, to celebrate their 2023 Le Mans 24 Hours win earlier this year.
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