Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN has been unveiled as the new name for the Alfa Romeo outfit as they head into a new era of Formula 1. A brand new name and a brand new logo ready for the 2022 season.
The launch of an updated name represents a new approach for the team, just as the sport enters a brave new era with its new regulations, while at the same time preserving the links to the recent past: it’s an identity that conveys a strong statement of commitment from the team’s title partners, Alfa Romeo and ORLEN, which remain with the team in long-term relationships and continue to push the team forward.
The addition of “F1 Team” to the name is a particular badge of honour for Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN: it represents inclusion in one of the most exclusive clubs in the world, one of just ten outfits in the world entitled to use this prestigious moniker. It also reflects the strong racing DNA of both Sauber and Alfa Romeo, and the history these brands embody.
The changes will also be reflected in the chassis name officially submitted to the FIA; this will change from Alfa Romeo Racing to Alfa Romeo, a further alignment by the team with one of the most historical marques in the world of motorsport.
The driver line up for the outfit is made up of former Mercedes driver Valttteri Bottas who will no doubt be relishing in a chance to just drive his own race for a change and newcomer Guanyu Zhou.
Zhou finished second in the Formula 2 championship behind Formula 2 Champion, Australian Oscar Piastri who many thought would get the seat next to Valtteri Bottas after the retirement of Kimi Raikkonen.
The 2022 silly season kicks off shortly with car and livery reveals starting to be scheduled and pre-season testing in Barcelona kicking off the on track action from February 23rd – 25th.