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F1: new Bottas-Zhou duo, here is the C42 Alfa Romeo

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Alfa Romeo Orlen presented its single-seater for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the C42 dressed in white and red, which will see Finnish Valtteri Bottas and Chinese Zhou Guanyu at the wheel. “The C42, powered by the new Ferrari engine, is a racing car built to fight, as the new regulations will allow for tighter racing,” is the promise of the Italian-Swiss team, penultimate last year.
The C42, the last car to be unveiled, had the opportunity to run even before the presentation, in Barcelona during the pre-season tests a few days ago, in a camouflage livery that had prevented us from fully grasping the new lines. However, mechanical problems prevented us from putting ourselves to the test sufficiently, unlike what the other teams did.
In a note, Alfa Romeo presents its livery as “a nod to the past” recalling the historical designs of past years and the legacy of Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Hinwil team in Formula 1 “. driving it, the Italian-Swiss team will be able to count on its new duo made up of Bottas, former Mercedes, and Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver. “We have the utmost confidence in this car to help the team take a big step forward on the grid “said Frédéric Vasseur, Alfa Romeo Team Principal.
“I am impressed with our new car, the C42 – explains Bottas in a video – It is my first car at the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN, of course, which makes it special, and I can’t wait to be on the starting grid. in Bahrain with her. What’s exciting is that we have no idea how the first race will go. “
With Alfa Romeo, all the F1 teams’ single-seaters were unveiled less than a month before the start of the season, on the weekend of March 20 for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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