With Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi contracted for the driving duties, Alfa Romeo launches its 2021 challenger dubbed the “C41” in unarguably the most amazing F1 car launch yet, at an event in Warsaw’s Grand Theatre in Poland with hopes of finishing higher than 8th.
Like AlphaTauri, Alfa Romeo too has focused on the front of the car as it has used two of its permissible development tokens on a new nose and front suspension to find more performance. Speaking of performance, Giovinazzi is confident that Ferrari, the engine suppliers for Alfa, have found the performance that was
somewhat completely lost last year in a new-and-improved PU for this season.
“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,” says Team Principal Frederic Vasseur.
“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.”
Remember the opening stint by Kimi at the 2020 Portugal Grand Prix? Sure you do. But, what are the chances of Alfa Romeo making its mark in the midfield again? To be honest, chances are less but hey, we’ve not even started with the pre-season testing yet!
Sit back, relax, and hope that Kimi ‘Bwoah’ Raikonnen, who begins his 19th F1 season this year, scores more than just eight points of last year this time. Oh! And let’s hope Antonio does better too because in all honesty, he is a good driver!