Alpine have become the latest Formula 1 team to show off their 2022 car with the launch of the A522. Race drivers Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon were both on hand to take the covers off the team's new challenger during a special presentation in Paris, which was streamed online for fans around the world. Alpine's car features a striking new livery, which makes use of the pink colour attached to new title sponsor BWT – the Austrian water treatment company. It was created by Technical Director Matt Harman under Chief Technical Officer Pat Fry and will hit the track for the first time on 23 February as pre-season testing gets underway in Barcelona.
Alpine looking to execute 'El Plan'
Having rebranded from Renault, the Alpine team ended their first F1 season fifth in the standings – maintaining position from the previous year. Alonso and Ocon have both spoken optimistically about the team's chances for the 2022 rules reset , the biggest since the new hybrid power units were introduced in 2014 and the aerodynamic overhaul in 2009. Both drivers frequently referred to 'El Plan' for future success during their first season as teammates in 2021, which they ended in 10th and 11th respectively, separated by just seven points.