Its that time of the year when the teams launch the liveries for their challengers for the year. Alfa Romeo F1 has teased the fans with a black and red livery. The team presented the livery on its social media account. Fans and F1 pundits are considering this to be a shakedown livery.
The team said, “A snake goes through different skins before it reveals its final look“. Alfa Romeo F1 will launch its 2020 challenger ‘C39’ on February 19, the first day of pre-season testing. The launch will occur at 8:15 am local time at the scene of the test, Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, before the team’s pit garage.
Alongside its 2020 race drivers Raikkonen and Giovinazzi, the group’s new reserve driver Robert Kubica will likewise be available at the vehicle’s revealing. Kubica joined Alfa Romeo in the off-season. He had chats with Haas and Racing Point after his takeoff from Williams was authoritatively solidified towards the finish of the 2019 battle.
Although, this is not the first time that any team has teased with a shakedown livery. Teams have been doing this for quite a long time. Red Bull F1 is without an exception the master of bringing some exceptional shakedown liveries. Some camouflage liveries are so good that fans keep asking teams to keep those liveries rather than their main livery.
Three teams have launched their 2020 cars. Ferrari F1, Renault F1, and McLaren F1 have launched the cars for this season. While Haas F1 and Mercedes F1 have already launched their liveries.
Ferrari was the first team to showcase the actual car. They did a splendid show at the iconic Romolo Valli Theatre in Reggio Emilia. Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc, and Mattia Binotto were present during the launch.
Renault F1 launched the 2020 car yesterday in Paris. However, the team did not show the vehicle itself. The team launched an all-black livery and ditched the yellow livery from last year. It is still a mystery whether this black livery will stay or is it just for the testing.
The Papaya team launched its challenger today. The team went a step ahead and displayed the cars to some lucky fans before showing it to the world. Carlos Sainz jr, Lando Norris, Zak Brown, and newly appointed team principal Andreas Seidl were present during the launch.