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#1 owenmahamilton

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Posted 12 February 2022 - 19:05

I wonder if AlphaTauri will do the same as Red Bull and present the FOM show car with the 2022 AlphaTauri livery when they unveil their 2022 car on Monday or will they actually show the real car, I'm guessing they will do the same as Red Bull.



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#2 Tiakumosan

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Posted 12 February 2022 - 21:59

If Reddit leak is true, they are showing the real car.

#3 WouterF1

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Posted 12 February 2022 - 22:05

If Reddit leak is true, they are showing the real car.

 

I think it is true.

 

https://i.imgur.com/fs8Zzw4.jpeg


Edited by WouterF1, 12 February 2022 - 22:06.


#4 TheAviator

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Posted 12 February 2022 - 22:22

Unfortunately looks like its true. Dont like it on first look have to say.

#5 theblackangus

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Posted 12 February 2022 - 22:28

Woah boy! That is some ugly stuff.



#6 jradicals

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 02:17

It looks like that picture is the chassis in the paint shop and it is not finished...like all around the Alpha Tauri and HRC stickers is still to be filled in blue.



#7 kumo7

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 05:43

It looks like that picture is the chassis in the paint shop and it is not finished...like all around the Alpha Tauri and HRC stickers is still to be filled in blue.

source?



#8 Beri

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 09:27

It looks like that picture is the chassis in the paint shop and it is not finished...like all around the Alpha Tauri and HRC stickers is still to be filled in blue.


The racing number is on it, as well as a sponsor/slogan on the side of the tub.
I highly doubt if it is unfinished. I think this is the end result. It would also be very amateurish if another patch of blue would have to be added in a second go. That's a no no in the world of car spraying.

#9 A3

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 12:29

Not sure it's ugly, but those sidepods are something else!



#10 kumo7

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 13:02

I think it is true.

 

https://i.imgur.com/fs8Zzw4.jpeg

 

Nice looking fast car. Gasly will be winning races. AT is a threat.



#11 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 18:02

I think the paint job is fine, until actually assembled into a complete car I chose not to have an opinion looks wise.



#12 Stephane

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 18:07

Yeah, it lacks too many parts to judge the beauty

#13 ingegnere

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 18:35

The ALPHATAURI script looks like it could be a stencil as it’s been cut along the edges in order to fan out the pattern to match the flow of the sidepods. So maybe the lettering will be dark on white background.

#14 noikeee

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 18:49

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#15 Nathan

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 20:20

Looks cool.  Why can't we have Mugen-Honda back?  HRC is for bikes..



#16 danmills

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 21:18

I'm already a fan of the AT livery. But those sidepods seem crazy and very tubular. Am I seeing things or does it look like the sidepod opening is super low in height and starts really far forward near the drivers knee!?

 

Imagine if they have gone polar opposite to RB and end up with the better concept!

I really hope the car is wild looking and reliable from the get go. Have warmed to Gasly a lot.


Edited by danmills, 13 February 2022 - 21:21.


#17 Stephane

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 21:48

Looks cool.  Why can't we have Mugen-Honda back?  HRC is for bikes..

 

They just announce a few weeks ago that HRC is now the brand for everything racing, cars and bikes.

 

https://global.honda...c220114eng.html


Edited by Stephane, 13 February 2022 - 21:50.


#18 Alburaq

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 05:26

I'm already a fan of the AT livery. But those sidepods seem crazy and very tubular. Am I seeing things or does it look like the sidepod opening is super low in height and starts really far forward near the drivers knee!?
 
Imagine if they have gone polar opposite to RB and end up with the better concept!

I really hope the car is wild looking and reliable from the get go. Have warmed to Gasly a lot.

 
It's just the view angle IMO.
The sidepods seem to start at a similar point and height as the other 3 cars IMO, so they start very early and exploit all the sidepod entry volume. The tunnels and the bib+tea tray are missing. The rest of the sidepod looks similar to the AM to me, with big undercut, but is more sloped and downwashy, whereas the AM have more horizontal sidepods. So halfway between Haas and AM.
 
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#19 Beri

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 09:25

Interesting shape of the airbox. And currently McLaren has the most forward placed sidepods, when looking at the Halo mount on top and the start of the sidepods. I do not think Alpha Tauri differes al lot from that.



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#20 WouterF1

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 10:17

Only 42 minutes from now.  :)



#21 danmills

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 10:54

Yeah definitely looks like AM but the inlet is massive like the airbox versus the decoy black on the AM inlet.

At least no awful red Honda logos, livery should look tidy like FW22 BMW Williams vibes. 


Edited by danmills, 14 February 2022 - 10:57.


#22 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:04

https://twitter.com/...s9H63haDYG-s_Aw

 

AT have posted the unveiling already on their Twitter. 



#23 danmills

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:05

It looks awesome!  :love:



#24 danmills

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:06



#25 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:07

Looks ok - just looks like how I'd expect an AT to look like, lol.



#26 danmills

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:08

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Edited by danmills, 14 February 2022 - 11:09.


#27 Ali_G

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:08

I’m not sure what to take from that. Is James Spader joining the team?

#28 Cliff

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:09

Quickest looking car yet.



#29 Ali_G

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:10

Love the car and love the livery.

#30 OO7

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:10

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Best looking of the bunch so far. :up:



#31 Alburaq

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:10

Yeah definitely looks like AM but the inlet is massive like the airbox versus the decoy black on the AM inlet.

At least no awful red Honda logos, livery should look tidy like FW22 BMW Williams vibes. 

 

Airbox seems to be the same as before

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#32 Massa_f1

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:12

Are they doing any running today?



#33 PayasYouRace

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:14

Some interesting shapes around the sidepods and engine cover. Looks like a stepped pyramid. The livery is smart though the blue looks to have been toned down since the rebrand. Looks more like denim blue than the original bold navy blue.

 

Funny how the orange of “FleXboX” stands out.



#34 Ali_G

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:16

Push rod front.

#35 A.Fant

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:17

I like the livery though it looks like a Williams.

Interesting sidepod design where they meet the floor at the end, looks straight out of the coanda-era.

#36 Scotracer

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:17

The first nose that doesn't have a flap extending down/forward of it. Very standard looking car. The bib profile/area looks odd. Need to look closer. 



#37 jpm2019

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:19

only car which livery wise always looks better at the launch than on track 



#38 CrashPad

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:23

The nose looks loooooooonnng and sleek. A good looking car, I quite like the livery! Would be interesting to see a top shot.

 

Push-rod front too.



#39 Astandahl

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:24

Nugnes and Piola have an analysis already up lmao :rotfl:

 

They are working H24.

 

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#40 owenmahamilton

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:25

Looking at the side view of the car, they seem to have built up the cockpit sides just below the halo, the drivers helmet seems to be partially hidden by higher cockpit sides which I've not noticed on any of the other new cars that have been revealed so far.



#41 aray

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:39

It is so beautiful from the front. :up:



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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:39

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#43 Carlo's

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:40

Sidepods shape reminiscing a bit of a Coanda effect?



#44 Goron3

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:41

It looks like they have both an undercut and an overcut around the sidepods. Reminds me of the 2013 Red Bull and its use of the coanda effect.



#45 Beamer

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:44

No overhead shots?

#46 Jovanotti

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:44

Sick livery, absolutely love it (minus the hideous Flexbox-logo).

 

The Aston is still the best looking of the bunch for me though.


Edited by Jovanotti, 14 February 2022 - 11:44.


#47 CrashPad

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:46

They have also a winglet at the bottom of the front wheel mudguards it seems, interesting.

 

EDIT: Actually I read somewhere that these are spec parts so will be included in all cars.


Edited by CrashPad, 14 February 2022 - 12:25.


#48 ColeTrickle44

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:46

Nice looking car

#49 CrashPad

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:55

Is it just me or is there also a tiny bit of rake?



#50 f1rules

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 11:57

Really nice! Start out as the aston, but instead of leading the air around the sidepods and back towards the center of the diffuser, they channel it towards the diffuser edges, probably to help seal, and then with a big ramp to guide the air from over the sidepod down, love the different aero concepts so far

Edited by f1rules, 14 February 2022 - 11:58.