McLaren is the first Formula 1 team to announce the car for the new season, the MCL35M. Daniel Ricciardo is Lando Norris’ new teammate at the racing stable. Ricciardo replaces Carlos Sainz who left for Ferrari. In addition, McLaren is the only team that has an engine from another manufacturer compared to last year. The Renault power source has been exchanged for a Mercedes.
Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris are having a good time.
AlphaTauri was the second team to present the car for the new season on 19 February. Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda are the proud drivers in the AT02, the new car of the racing stable in 2021.
Yuki Tsunoda and Pierre Gasly pose with the AT02.
The new car from AlphaTauri.
Alfa Romeo presented the car, C41, for 2021 on February 22 via a live show on Youtube with a high Eurovision content. The colors red and white are a bit mixed up compared to last year. The driver duo is the same this year with one-time world champion Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi.
Kimi Räikkönen, Antonio Giovinazzi and reserve driver Robert Kubica.
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The C41 in which it should happen in 2021 for Alfa Romeo.
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Red Bull Racing
Red Bull Racing has also revealed the car for the new season. Max Verstappen and his new teammate Sergio Pérez are going to hunt the Mercedes in the RB16B below.
The new car from Max Verstappen
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The car in which Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez have to fight Mercedes.
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Lewis Hamilton is hunting for his eighth world title in Formula 1 with a black Mercedes. The German racing stable has largely painted the car for the new season, the W12. The Mercedes used to be mainly silver-gray in color, but last year the team changed color, as a statement against racism and discrimination.
36-year-old Hamilton, who only signed a contract for this year with Mercedes a month ago, is emphatically concerned with the fight against racism and discrimination. At the insistence of the Briton, Mercedes also changed the color scheme of the cars last year. On the W12 for 2021, the black at the rear of the car turns into silver gray. The car also has red and green accents, the colors of the two large sponsors that are on the car.
Hamilton is again the Mercedes driver duo this year with Valtteri Bottas from Finland. The opening race is in Bahrain at the end of this month.
Hamilton sees his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas as his biggest rival on the track. “He’s very hard to beat.”
The Briton thinks that Red Bull, with the Mexican Sergio Pérez as Max Verstappen’s new teammate, has a better duo than last year, when Alexander Albon formed the drivers’ couple with the Dutchman. “Red Bull now has a stronger duo. A breath of fresh air is also blowing at Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel brings experience and expertise to Aston Martin. It will be another exciting year. ”
Alpine, formerly Renault, presented its first Formula 1 car: the A521, in which the French colors are well reflected. Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso (39) returns to the team, alongside Esteban Ocon. Daniil Kvyat will start as a reserve driver.
Team boss Cyril Abiteboul has left in turn. At Alpine, hope is mainly pinned on next season, in which it hopes to take an extra step with the introduction of new cars in Formula 1.
“It’s great to see the powerful, euphonious Alpine name on a Formula 1 car,” said Luca de Meo, Groupe Renault boss. “New colors, new team management, ambitious plans: it is a new start, building on a history of more than forty years. We combine Alpine’s qualities of authenticity, elegance and bravado with our expertise in chassis and engines. ”
In 2005 and 2006, Alonso won the Formula 1 world title in a blue Renault racing car. “The car looks great and I have fond memories of racing in a blue Formula 1 car.” Alonso was not at the presentation because of the corona measures. The driver is also recovering from a cycling accident in which he suffered a broken jaw.
Ocon also said he was happy with the new colors of his car and with his new teammate. “As a Frenchman, I am proud that the French flag is displayed on the car. The collaboration with Fernando will be fantastic. He is a driver I have looked up to and who has inspired me for a long time. ”
Aston Martin unveiled the car for the new Formula 1 season on Wednesday. Drivers Sebastian Vettel, good for four world titles, and Lance Stroll pulled the curtain off their new green car around 4 p.m.
The team was named Racing Point last year. The pink is now being exchanged for the British car manufacturer’s signature green. Aston Martin was last active in the premier class of motorsport in 1960.
Team boss Otmar Szafnauer saw his team finish fourth in the constructors’ championship last year and is optimistic looking ahead to 2021. “The car looks fast and if a car looks fast, it is usually fast too.”
- Haas, Haas VF-21, March 4
- Williams, Williams FW43B, March 5
- Ferrari, Ferrari SF21, March 10
The Formula 1 season starts on March 28 in Bahrain. Two weeks earlier, on 12, 13 and 14 March, there will also be the preparation tests.
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