ALFA ROMEO has launched its 2021 season car in a virtual event held in Warsaw. The 2021 car is a new Ferrari powered car known as C41.
ALFA ROMEO revealed the car in Warsaw in Poland. Warsaw is the home to the official sponsors of the team PKN Orlen.
The car has a new livery which is a revamped red and white compared to the previous season’s colours.
Despite being an upgrade from the 2020 car C39, many of the previous car’s components still exist.
The main areas of the upgrade for this car as confirmed by Jan Monchaux are the front suspension and the nosecone.
The team also did more work on the floor of the car and the diffuser to minimize the loss of downforce. This was done due to the new regulations that have led to the car losing some downforce.
The team plans to hold filming of the car in Barcelona. The filming will be held at the brilliant track of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
This will be done ahead of the scheduled pre-season testing of the car in Bahrain on 12th March 2021.
Alfa Romeo, also known as Sauber, will be hoping for an improved 2021 season after finishing P8 in the last 2020 season.
The team’s driver line-up of the new 2021 season will consist of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi.
The car was unveiled in the Grand Theatre and attended by the team personnel Fredric Vasseur and the technical director Jan Monchaux. The two drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Giovanazzi were in attendance.
“The launch of a new car is always an emotional moment, the culmination of months of effort from everyone back at the factory and the start of a new adventure,” remarked the team boss Frederic Vasseur.
“The C41 is the result of a very unusual situation in Formula One, in which the regulations have made us unable to develop an entirely new car for this year. For this reason, our 2021 car shares a lot of common parts with the C39, except those which the regulations forced us to change such as the floor and the nosecone, in which we invested our two development tokens,” said Technical Director Jan Monchaux.
The 2021 F1 season will start on 18TH MARCH 2021 at the Bahrain International Circuit. Alfa Romeo will look to bridge the gap and jump to the top four of the table.