WATCH: Alfa Romeo Fire Up the Ferrari 2021 F1 Engine

Published 02/16/2021, 3:01 AM EST
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – DECEMBER 04: Antonio Giovinazzi of Italy driving the (99) Alfa Romeo Racing C39 Ferrari on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Sakhir at Bahrain International Circuit on December 04, 2020 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)


Alfa Romeo did have a lackluster season, having finished 8th in the constructor’s championship with just eight points to their name. The team would optimistic heading into the 2021 season since they are being powered by a Ferrari engine which gives them hope to improve on their form.

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Alfa Romeo just dropped a video that showcased the engine sound after they fired it up for the first time. This the second team after Mclaren that is showing what their engine will sound like in the new Formula One season.

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Alfa Romeo car launch

The team would also showcase their new livery that would be running on the Formula One grid for 2021. The launch date for Alfa Romeo’s new car would be 22 February and the location is going to be in Warsaw, Poland, where the team’s title sponsor ORLEN is based.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – DECEMBER 05: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Alfa Romeo Racing C39 Ferrari during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Sakhir at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Clive Mason – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

The car is to be called C41, which is said to be an upgrade from last year to help the team go ahead in the grid.

Sticking with their lineup

The 2021 lineup for the team will be the same consisting of the veteran Kimi Raikkonen and Italian driver, Antonio Giovinazzi. The duo scored both four points each that earned them eighth position in the constructor’s standings ahead of the struggling Haas and Williams team.

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 19: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Alfa Romeo Racing looks on at the roll out of the Alfa Romeo Racing C39 Ferrari during day one of Formula 1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 19, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

The engine sounds promising, but can it live up to his hype once when it goes zipping around the track. The fans would have to patiently wait for the new season to start to receive their answers.

What are your expectations from the Italian team?

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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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