Alfa Romeo reveal their C42 in a special livery


This is the first public appearance of the F1 Team’s new C42 car

The C42 looks stunning in its camouflage livery. Alfa Romeo are having their pre-season camp at the Circuit de Barcelona in Catalunya. This is not however the official livery of the team. It is a special testing livery on show and the official one for the new season will be revealed on February 27. F1 veteran Valtteri Bottas will be behind the steering wheel for Alfa Romeo along with debutant Zhou Guanyu.

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What’s new in the C42?

The C42 is an exclusive latest generation F1 car. It is designed to comply with the new technical regulations. It is a Ferrari-engine driven car. C42 is comparatively heavier than its last version, C41. This means it will be challenging for both the new drivers of the team to maintain control. All the new cars designed for the 2022 Championship are heavier than their last version in order to comply with F1’s new technical regulations. The car will make its debut in the 2022 Formula One World Championship.

What’s in store for Alfa Romeo this season?

The Zurich based team have an interesting lineup of drivers for the new season. Veteran F1 driver Valtteri Bottas will be driving for the team for the first team. His partner China’s Zhou Guanyu is a rookie and will be making his F1 debut this season.

Alfa Romeo have Robert Kubica as one of their test drivers. The Polish driver is a veteran and his experience will definitely be useful for the team. The team finished 9th in the Constructors’ Championship last season acquiring just thirteen points. They finished above Haas who were at the bottom with zero.

Alfa Romeo will bank on Bottas’ experience and Zhou’s fearlessness to give them favourable results this season. However, with a newcomer to the team and a rookie in the line-up, this season might turn out to be a learning curve for the Swiss team.

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2020 Russian GP SOCHI AUTODROM, RUSSIAN FEDERATION – SEPTEMBER 27: Race Winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 celebrates on the podium with the trophy during the Russian GP at Sochi Autodrom on Sunday September 27, 2020 in Sochi, Russian Federation. Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images Images PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxHUNxONLY GP2010_130220_ONZ0703

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