BWT Alpine F1 Team formally unveiled its new A522 at the moment in Paris, ushering in a brand new period of excellence and sporting prowess from Alpine forward of the long-awaited begin of the 2022 FIA Formula World Championship season. 1.
The A522 retains an outstanding Alpine blue costume, now related with BWT's emblematic pink, lately introduced as the group's title accomplice in 2022. BWT Alpine F1 Team additionally created a shock by lifting the veil on an “inverted” ornament the place pink is the major colour. This distinctive livery will be used for the first two races of the calendar so as to spotlight the collaboration with the title accomplice BWT.
The presentation of the second F1 in the historical past of BWT Alpine F1 Team was made by Laurent Rossi, CEO of Alpine, Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault Group, and Otmar Szafnauer, new group director. Drivers Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso have been additionally current to unveil this extremely anticipated A522. This new-look group will purpose for additional progress in 2022 after Alpine's first sturdy marketing campaign in Formula 1 final 12 months.
Enstone's technical departments will now be led by the skilled duo of Chassis Technology Director Pat Fry and Technical Director Matt Harman. On the different aspect of the Channel, Alpine lately appointed Bruno Famin as Executive Director of Alpine Racing in Viry-Châtillon so as to optimize the integration between the chassis and the engine whereas guaranteeing the switch of improvements from the monitor to the highway.
At each websites, employees have labored tirelessly over the previous eighteen months to design the A522 towards the backdrop of the radical change in laws coming into drive in 2022. Collaboration between the two factories has been important in bringing the A522 to life. A522. In addition to a totally revised and new chassis, the group is proud to current the RE22 energy unit opening a brand new chapter in the wealthy heritage of the French automotive producer in F1. The specs and dimensions of the engine block have thus supplied extra freedom in the design of the bodywork so as to finest exploit the new technical laws whereas adapting to the new E10 gasoline marking an extra step in the direction of sustainable fuels in Formula 1. .
BWT Alpine F1 Team will proceed with the similar duo. Now a Grand Prix winner, Esteban will assault his third consecutive 12 months with a Renault engine whereas Fernando embarks on a historic and doubtlessly report twentieth marketing campaign in Formula 1.
An Alpine Academy graduate, Australian Oscar Piastri will be the group's official reserve driver in 2022 after profitable the FIA Formula 2 Championship title final 12 months.
Esteban and Fernando will take the wheel of the A522 for a day of filming tomorrow at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya earlier than beginning pre-season testing later in the week.
(*1*) feedback Laurent Rossi, CEO of Alpine
“I'm of course very excited to discover the A522, but I'm even more excited to drive it for the first time this week. It's always a privilege to get behind the wheel of a new F1 like you. know all the work that has been done behind the scenes by all the talented people in our different departments in Enstone and Viry-Châtillon. This feeling and this responsibility is really unique and special. I am ready, I feel physically sharp, so go you on track to see what we can accomplish this year!” provides Esteban Ocon.
For Fernando Alonso, “It's nice to be back and I've worked hard to be ready this season. There's been a lot of expectation with the regulatory revolution being delayed due to the pandemic. The car looks fantastic with this new regulations and I like the new livery. We have a new engine and we are convinced that we have good developments in place for this new generation. We will not know the hierarchy until Bahrain, but we are looking forward to our first laps wheels with the A522 this week in testing. I hope that the new regulations will achieve their goal with even more competitive and exciting races this year.”
Luca de Meo, CEO of the Renault group, concludes: “The Alpine name belongs to Formula 1. Passion, innovation and excellence are values that align perfectly with our vision for the brand. F1 also attracts the attention of millions of people around the world. Our Presence in this competition thus provides an immense sounding board for Alpine. Last season, we experienced magical emotions with Alpine's first victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix. This moment will forever be etched in legend. The sensations that associated with it only increases our thirst for success. Laurent is doing an excellent job guiding the team on this exciting adventure to the heights. The whole Renault Group and I are looking forward to closely following the prowess of Alpine on track.”