Because of BWT: surprise at Alpine launch!
That was perhaps the biggest surprise so far: The Alpine team around Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon is showing two new color designs! More Formula 1 videos
And with that we say goodbye for today. Tomorrow we will of course be back for you with a new ticker, and on Wednesday the test drives in Barcelona will start, which we will of course also accompany live. After this long launch day, it’s over for now. Sleep well and see you tomorrow!
Today we saw the real Haas VF-22 for the first time. Of course, our technical experts took the opportunity to take a close look at the car. In what areas does the real car differ from the rendered images? What is particularly noticeable?
You can find the exciting analysis here!
Even more special designs…
… you can find it here! We’re already excited to see which paint finishes we’ll see in the test drives this year…
Photo gallery: The most memorable Formula 1 test designs
Here’s another look at the Alpine pilots’ new racing suits. Unfortunately, we don’t know whether they will also shine completely in pink at the start of the season – to match the car…
Special paint finishes in Formula 1
Alpine will not be the first team in Formula 1 history to race with a special livery at the season opener in Bahrain. We look back at the most spectacular examples in this series of photos.
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He has fun!
You can probably save yourself the question of whether Daniel Ricciardo is happy that it’s starting again 😉 And there’s also a small sound sample of the McLaren Mercedes!
The Formula 1 cars 2022 in pictures
So that was the last launch before testing, now we’re just waiting for the Alfa Romeo presentation on Sunday. In this photo series we have put together the chic studio shots of all the new cars!
Photo gallery: The Formula 1 cars 2022 in pictures
Why the two different designs at Alpine? “My big dream is to do everything in pink,” explains BWT Managing Director Andreas Weißenbacher, adding: “It shines more in pink. Alpine made that possible. It will be amazing and is a touching moment for me. You have touches my heart.” For at least two races, Alpine will race entirely in pink.
Our complete news on the subject with further backgrounds can be found here!
New McLaren photo
We promised that we would also keep our eyes open for new McLaren pictures. At least we have one more now!
What we notice…
… are of course the cooling slots, which we have also seen in the Aston Martin or Ferrari, for example. Apart from that, at first glance there are no particularly spectacular solutions. Our technical experts think Alpine took a fairly conventional approach to development.
But let’s wait and see if we don’t suddenly see one or the other surprise during the tests…
Quickly again the reference to our gallery, which we have now significantly filled up. Now with numerous shots of both liveries!
Formula 1 cars 2022: Presentation Alpine A522
Ocon anticipates an intense development race
The Frenchman also commented on the 2022 season and the new rules for all. “It’s not necessarily about who starts the season fastest. It’s more about who finishes it fastest,” he explains, adding: “We know that there will be a high rate of development for all teams over the course of the year – almost like racing in the designers’ offices off the track!”
With regard to his personal goals, he explains that he “checked off” an important point with his first win in 2021. In the long term, of course, he wants to be world champion one day. In 2022, however, one does not yet know where one stands with the new A522. “We will only focus on ourselves,” he announces. You don’t have everything else in your hands anyway.
Alonso feels “optimism”
“Last year was more of a transition year for the team,” recalls the Spaniard, adding: “We still managed to get some fantastic results like Esteban’s win in Hungary and my podium in Qatar. This year I feel real optimism in the team. We won in Enstone and Viry worked hard over the winter.”
However, he also knows that only the Barcelona test will show where you stand compared to the competition. Let’s see how much optimism is left after that …