Alfa Romeo unveils the new livery of the F1 C42 2022

Alfa Romeo announced earlier this month that it would officially launch its car after the first three-day test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, making it the latest on the grid to hold an official unveiling.

Drivers Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou took part in testing earlier this week using a black and white camouflage livery, but the final design for this year’s car has now been revealed.

The team is keeping the traditional Alfa Romeo brand colors for this season, but has changed from a predominantly white livery to a predominantly red design.

The majority of the nose, bulkhead and halo have all turned red on this year’s car, while the engine cover also turns red, with the addition of “Alfa Romeo” written in an old-school font.

The livery was created by Alfa Rome’s Centro Stile design center. According to the team, it is “a stunning but subtle nod to the past, recalling the historic designs of years past and the heritage of Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport, on the occasion of the 30th year of the ‘Team Hinwil in Formula 1’.

“The start of the season is always an exciting time, a time when you see the fruit of the work of hundreds of people over a long period of time,” said team principal Frederic Vasseur.

“The C42 is a car we look forward to seeing race, not just because it’s the first we’ve built in this new cycle of regulations, one in which racing should be closer and more exciting, but because that we have the utmost confidence in this car. the team is taking a big step towards the front of the grid.

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The official launch of the C42 car comes after a difficult outing for Alfa Romeo in Barcelona, ​​where it slumped backwards in the mileage charts.

The three days of racing were interrupted by a number of issues, limiting the team to just 175 laps between Bottas, Zhou and reserve driver Robert Kubica. Only Haas completed fewer laps during the test.

Bottas has joined the Mercedes squad for the 2022 season and said earlier this week he was enjoying his debut with Alfa Romeo despite clocking just 54 laps in the first test.

“The squad size is a bit smaller, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and at least so far I’ve enjoyed it,” Bottas said.

“There are so many new people and new things to get used to and learn from, and yet I would say I’m in the adjustment phase to get to know the team well and how everything works. But that’s part of the learning.

“I would say it was a pretty quick process to get used to. But there are good vibes. I really, really enjoyed it, and with a little more track time, I’d be even happier, but at least it was fun.

The Alfa Romeo C42 will make its next appearance on track at the second pre-season test, which will take place in Bahrain from March 10-12, ahead of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on March 20.

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