Alfa Romeo has finally revealed its 2021 challenger, the C41 as the team hosted a ceremony in Warsaw, Poland showcasing the 2021 car. This makes Alfa Romeo one of the three teams to have shown the 2021 challenger, with the other two being Scuderia AlphaTauri and Woking-based McLaren.
The team will make use of World Champion Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi who will enter their third season as teammates. Former F1 winner Robert Kubica will be part of the team as a test and reserve driver.
As for the car, Alfa Romeo has opted for a revision of the 2020 C39 livery, with the C41 featuring a revised front end and a slimmer nose in comparison to the C39, caused by the changes to the floor and diffuser areas as having been prescribed by the new regulations of 2021.
The team will hope for the C41 to bring some much-needed luck post a difficult 2021 season that saw Raikkonen and Giovinazzi scoring a combined eight points, with the team dropping to eight in the constructor’s cup.
As part of this season, the team will make use of Ferrari’s 066 power unit for 2021 set to be used by both Haas and Ferrari.
Talking about the team’s targets for 2021, Alfa Romeo’s team principal Fred Vasseur said that the goal was for the squad to climb to the top of the mid-field, despite it being a long path.
“I think the most important thing for a racing team is to try to always improve,” said Vasseur. “Honestly, we want to improve, all the team is motivated by the same target and we have to, step by step, come back to the top of the midfield.
We know that it’s a long path but we are working on it and we are improving step by step.”