Alfa Romeo has unveiled their all black livery ahead of this weekend’s Las Vegas Grand Prix.
Alfa Romeo was the fourth team to reveal a special livery for its C43 car at this weekend’s Las Vegas Grand Prix, following Ferrari, Williams, Alpine and Red Bull.
The design, which was designed by Alfa Romeo’s Centro Stile is a real masterpiece that seamlessly integrates the city’s gaming spirit with the team’s distinctive style.
Both Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas will race in the unique livery which features an all-black color scheme with playing card elements, this weekend at the inaugural event on the Las Vegas Strip Circuit.
The playing card pattern adds a playful touch of intrigue, while the car’s all-black base conveys a sense of mystery and sophistication. The red hearts and the gold accents on the Quadrifoglio represent devotion, triumph, and the irresistible charm of the City of Lights.
The drivers’ outfits and the team garage will also be decked out in Alfa’s signature style. Valtteri and Zhou’s race suits, complete with gold Quadrifoglios and embellishments, are perfect for the highly illuminated event.
This marks the third special livery Alfa Romeo has unveiled this season after the team customized their C43 for the Belgian Grand Prix by adding green text and front wing detailing. The following week, they transformed the car’s rear into an Italian flag and added green stripes to the front half of the contender for the Italian Grand Prix.
Formula 1 teams will venture into unknown territory this weekend in Las Vegas with a new course, probably extremely chilly conditions and numerous other challenges that will test the grit of both drivers and engineers, but also somewhat level the playing field.
Director of engineering at Alfa Romeo Xevi Pujolar feels that the Swiss outfit could potentially be capable of prevailing over its faster rivals thanks to the unique combination of unknowns.
“We’ve got a lot of question marks about this track,” said Pujolar. “But with the situation that we’re in at the moment, I think we need a big challenge on the engineering side and on the driver’s side just to make sure that we’ve got an opportunity to change the championship order.
“The higher difficulty and everything being a bit uncertain, is I think where we get a better chance. We need Vegas to be a very difficult weekend for everyone and just make sure that we take advantage of it.
“That’s our challenge now.”
Alfa is currently sits ninth in the standings with just two races remaining ahead of this weekend’s spectacular racing event, barely ahead of Haas, while AlphaTauri and Williams lead by 5 and 12 points, respectively.
“We can still try and fight with the Williams and the Haas, but with the AlphaTauri at the moment, with the pace they showed [in Brazil], they’re too fast,” Pujolar added. “If everything is easy and straightforward, then it will be very difficult for us to have any chance to recover the P8 or even consider to fight for the P7, it’s getting very complicated.”