“El Pink, Trash” – F1 Fans Go Berserk as Alpine-BWT Set for Confirmation

Published 01/20/2022, 4:36 AM EST
Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 23, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso during practice REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Force India and Racing Point dawned the pink livery in the world of Formula One. However, when the Silverstone team became Aston Martin, they switched to a British green. Their former partner, BWT, is being linked with Alpine for the 2022 season.

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The Austrian company is one of the reasons the F1 community got to see a pink car on the grid. With BWT now being linked to the Enstone-based squad, fans are making fun of the livery concepts that could become a reality in the forthcoming season.

The F1 community mocks the livery of Alpine as they sign with BWT

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There were reports suggesting that BWT parted ways with Aston Martin as they are no longer mentioned on the team’s website. Now in 2022, they are set to make a deal with the French team. Seeing how pink is the company’s color, the F1 fan base gave some reactions to the team’s concept car for the 2022 season.

One user mocked Fernando Alonso’s “El Plan” by commenting, “El pink“, another wrote, “trashh.” Seeing that Esteban Ocon used to wear a pink race suit during his time with the British team, one commented, “Ocon is like ‘not again in the pink suit“. One fan was extremely frustrated with BWT and wrote, “GET OUT OF MY HEAD BWT

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Fernando Alonso has high hopes for 2022

The 2-time world champion joined the French team at the start of the 2021 season, replacing Daniel Ricciardo. Having completed one year with the Enstone-based team, the Spanish driver is hopeful for a better season in 2022.

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As quoted from Motorsport.com, Alonso said, “We are constantly trying to make the team stronger and we are working hard to prepare for 2022 in the best possible way.”

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Lance Stroll of Canada driving the (18) Racing Point RP20 Mercedes during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Giuseppe Cacace – Pool/Getty Images)

“Right now, I think we’re in better shape than we were in March 2021. But we still have a few things to fix. We definitely need to close the gap on the engine side. So we have a new project in this part and we also need to close the aero performance gap,” he concluded. (Translated from Turkish via Google)

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With the forthcoming season just around the corner, what are your predictions for Alonso and Ocon as they prepare for the challenges that await them in 2022? Let us know what you think in the comments section down below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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