Alfa Romeo has presented its contender at Formula 1 season 2022. The car, called the C42, was so far removed from the other teams that they actually spent it in camouflage at pre-season tests last week in Barcelona.
The C42 will be driven by Walter Botas and Guanyu Zhouboth of which are new to the team for 2022. Botas switched from Mercedes, replacing Kimi Raikkonen, who is retiring, and Zhou is moving from Formula 2 to replace Antonio Giavinci.
The livery of the car has retained the red-and-white Alfa color scheme they have been using since 2018, but this year the design has become simpler and retro. Unlike previous years, which featured body designs with a large Alfa Romeo logo depicted in negative space, they decided to use simple straight lines that permeate the car, and retro Alpha Romeo script instead of logo. Other details include red and white painted wheels and an Italian flag on the underside of the rear wing.
Aside from the amazing livery, like almost any other car on the 2022 network, the C42 also features some unique physical features. Some notable features include a wavy nose and front wing, split central intake and rear suspension. As well as Haas VF-22 (the current version we saw this week), the C42 has wide side undercuts with vents, the size of which is only exacerbated by the fact that they remain as bare black carbon. The fact that both machines will have similar packaging makes sense, given that both teams use Ferrari power units.
“The start of the season is always an exciting time in which we see the fruits of the work of hundreds of people over a long period of time,” said Frederic Vasser, head of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team. The C42 is a car we’re looking forward to racing not only because it’s the first we’ve built in this new cycle of regulations in which racing needs to be closer and more exciting, but also because we’re confident that this car will help the team make a big step forward in front of the net ”.
Alfa Romeo debuted the C42, completing the 2022 F1 network
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