Alfa Romeo introduced its upgraded design for the 2021 period at an occasion in Warsaw on Monday, in advance of its on- track launching in Barcelona on Friday when it will certainly finish a recording day shakedown.
- Alfa Romeo reveals its 2021 Formula 1 car
All groups were allowed to utilize 2 tokens to update particular components of their cars and trucks for 2021 after consenting to apply a bulk freeze on growth to conserve prices following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facing a restricted option on where to concentrate sources for the 2021 car, Alfa Romeo technological supervisor Jan Monchaux disclosed the group chose to spend its tokens on the front end of the car.
“We decided to invest our two tokens on a new nose, so the nose box and the crash box obviously is brand new, which was mainly driven for aero reasons,” Monchaux discussed.
“We then obviously worked massively [on] the front suspension, the front wing and the front [brake] drums, where the guys invested a lot of effort, as well as the barge boards, and also the deflector in front of the car.
“The last of the initiative was primarily on the flooring, the diffuser, the components you do not always see in between the back tires where because of the adjustments of the guidelines, we shed a great deal of efficiency on the flooring, on the diffuser, as well as on the back drum.
“We put all our efforts to try and recover the lost [downforce], which means in return, all of those things I haven’t listed, in a very simple way, are carried over [from 2020].
“The framework coincides, the transmission is undoubtedly the exact same. Most of the back suspension also, as a result of the guidelines.
“For more return of investment reasons, we decided to carry over some extra components like the radiators and some parts of the bodywork, to really in the short time we had, with the resources we had, to concentrate on the areas we were expecting to provide the highest returns on investment.
“We will certainly see in a number of weeks time if the selections that we made are appropriate.”
Alfa Romeo enters the 2021 season looking to bounce back from a difficult campaign last year that saw it finish a race no higher than ninth with drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi.
The team was able to retain eighth place in the constructors’ championship, but team principal Frederic Vasseur was unwilling to set firm targets in terms of points or positions for the coming year.
” I assume one of the most essential point for an auto racing group is to attempt to constantly boost,” Vasseur said.
“To placed an objective is occasionally a restriction, as well as I assume truthfully we wish to boost. All the group is inspired by the exact same target, as well as we need to detailed ahead back on top of the midfield.
“We know it’s a long path, but we are working on it and we are working step by step.”