Alfa Romeo have revealed their 2021 F1 car – the C41.
Alfa Romeo have unveiled their latest Formula 1 car at an event at Poland’s National Theatre in Warsaw, Poland. At the launch Team Principal Frédéric Vasseur spoke of the team’s desire to move forward in 2021.
“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. I think the philosophy upon which the team is based remains the same – we have to do a better job tomorrow than we are doing today. We finished last season in P8, so we have to target a better result in 2021. To do so, we have to keep improving in each department, trackside and back at HQ. Every team on the grid has very high expectations right now: all the teams expect to do a good job in the winter and to be in a good position for the first race, but soon it will be the time for everyone to show their cards.”
Despite scoring 49 fewer points than in 2019 Alfa Romeo remained eighth in the Constructors’ Championship in 2020. The team scored on only a handful of occasions, with Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi each scoring four points. Their tally of eight points was the team’s lowest since 2016, when the team was named Sauber. It was also rare to see an Alfa Romeo driver make it past the first stage of qualifying in 2020. It has happened on only eight occasions, including with both cars making it through to Q3 at the Turkish Grand Prix. In better news, their cars were at least reliable, with only Mercedes having completed more Grand Prix laps.
READ MORE: ALFA ROMEO’S 2020 SEASON IN STATS / ALFA ROMEO TEAM PROFILE
Raikkonen – who last year became F1’s most experienced driver of all time – and Giovinazzi remain with the team for the 2021 season.
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