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Alfa Romeo Racing

Alfa Romeo clear up confusion over name of 2022 car

Alfa Romeo have released a teaser image of their 2022 F1 car ahead of its official launch, while also clarifying what the chassis will be called.

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Alfa Romeo have become the latest F1 team to tease a look ahead to what to expect when the covers come off the 2022 cars, as well as confirming that their new chassis will be called the C42.

While yet to announce an official launch date, Alfa Romeo released a teaser image of their new-look 2022 F1 car via the Sauber Group website.

Alfa Romeo have confirmed to RacingNews365.com that the new car will be christened the C42, contrary to reports that the Hinwil-based squad would continue to use the C40 chassis name originally assigned to the project.

With F1 pushing out its revolutionary rules reset from 2021 to 2022, it would have meant Alfa Romeo going from 2021's C41 to 2022's C40 – a somewhat confusing step, given their usual nomenclature.

Alfa Romeo have continued Sauber's usual naming structure, which dates back to 1970. Peter Sauber, who founded the historic team, named his first car the C1, with the C standing for 'Christiane' - his wife's name. Their first F1 car raced in 1993, and was called the C12.

A new name and logo to go along with the new chassis

Last week, Alfa Romeo announced a tweaking of their F1 team name for the 2022 season, marking the start of a new era in F1 as the sport goes through huge technical rules changes.

With the team also changing their driver line-up for 2022, as Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou arrive, Alfa Romeo took the opportunity to refresh their look with a new logo and a tweak to their official entry name.

The 2022 teaser image was released at the same time as the announcement of a new deal with WildBrain CPLG – a leading entertainment, sports and brand licensing agency that will work closely with the Sauber Group that owns the Alfa Romeo F1 team.

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