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#1 Jake360

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 11:30

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The Alfa Romeo.

 

https://www.autospor...kedown/8192831/


Edited by Jake360, 15 February 2022 - 11:32.


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#2 krapmeister

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 11:34

In the pic of the Alfa above, is anyone else seeing an opening on the edge of the floor (just below left of the Orlen signage on the sidepod) with a tunnel then heading back to the diffuser area?

Edited by krapmeister, 15 February 2022 - 11:35.


#3 Disgrace

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 11:41

Do I see the return of the blade roll hoop?



#4 Miles749

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 11:46

In the pic of the Alfa above, is anyone else seeing an opening on the edge of the floor (just below left of the Orlen signage on the sidepod) with a tunnel then heading back to the diffuser area?

To me it looks more like a curl of the floor. 



#5 danmills

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 11:48

Looks like it curves back like a tunnel to the rear centre



#6 CrashPad

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 11:49

What I see first are the huge sidepod openings compared to the others so far, unless the images are fooling me.



#7 Timstr11

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 11:52

(Ferrari) Pushrod at the rear.


Edited by Timstr11, 15 February 2022 - 11:52.


#8 Ali623

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 11:54

Looks like the AM sidepod concept? Sidepod inlets look huge though.



#9 Laster

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 11:55

Doing the same as AM from the looks of that undercut beneath the sidepod.

#10 ColeTrickle44

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 11:57

Looks like the AM22. Interesting to see different concepts for a change

#11 Timstr11

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 11:58

Something about the floor tunnels that seems diferent from the rest.



#12 krapmeister

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:02

To me it looks more like a curl of the floor.

Hmmm... guess it could be a fence of some kind as well. Not sure though - need more pics.

EDIT: I am seeing references on twitter to a floor edge wing or flap that is apparently allowed within a designated area under the regs so I guess this must be it then. Shame, I quite liked the idea of a sneaky extra tunnel feeding the diffuser :p

Edited by krapmeister, 15 February 2022 - 12:13.


#13 Miles749

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:09

BTW it's very amusing that they are using camouflage on a "filming day". 



#14 Ivanhoe

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:11

Looks like the AM sidepod concept? Sidepod inlets look huge though.

I enlarged the front view picture, bad quality, but you can see the inlets of the sidepods. Think they have a more triangular shape than AM.

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#15 Mohican

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:11

(Ferrari) Pushrod at the rear.

 

I thought that they were doing their own gearbox casing this year ? So the Ferrari (and Haas) may be different.



#16 PitViperRacing

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:17

In the pic of the Alfa above, is anyone else seeing an opening on the edge of the floor (just below left of the Orlen signage on the sidepod) with a tunnel then heading back to the diffuser area?


Yeah could be a way to get extra airflow through to the diffuser. Good pickup

#17 Clrnc

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:20

Another team going for the double floor solution and huge undercut.

Car looks very bulky though

#18 Alburaq

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:21

The car has many ugly deformations, starting with the nose tip... and the ugly blade roll hoop returns, with the last team that used it.

But there are many bold design choices.

 

Rear suspension is an Alfa suspension, not a Ferrari one. 

 

It seems like they ditched the centerline cooling layout and moved everything back in the sidepods, hence the big sidepod openings and the simple roll hoop inlets...


Edited by Alburaq, 15 February 2022 - 12:21.


#19 Beri

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:21

It looks fat if I am being honest. 

 

 

 

Do I see the return of the blade roll hoop?

 

Yup



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#20 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:24

It looks fat if I am being honest. 

 

 

 

 

Yup

Its fat because 90% of the cooling has been moved to the sidepod rads. Look behind the rool hoop and what do you see? That's right, nothing. The engine cover doesn't seem to exist. This allows for a huge amount of space here for the air to work the rear and beam wings harder.

 

Front wing is very interesting. Look how they're still trying to hard to get a good outwash.

 

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The tunnel inlets look very unique too.

 

valtteri-bottas-alfa-romeo-c42-1.jpg


Edited by ConsiderAndGo, 15 February 2022 - 12:30.


#21 TomNokoe

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:26

Engine cover nonexistent

#22 Risil

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:28

Looks like the AM sidepod concept? Sidepod inlets look huge though.

 

Bottas vs Vettel WDC confirmed.



#23 Izzyeviel

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:35

camo paint scheme? Someone's a bit too optimistic!



#24 Timstr11

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:41

I thought that they were doing their own gearbox casing this year ? So the Ferrari (and Haas) may be different.

Okay. Good to know. I thougt they would source from Ferrari.



#25 Disgrace

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:44

It almost resembles something from the mid-80s with all the visual weight down at the bottom.



#26 mtknot

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:51

everything looks unconventional wow

Is that front wing profile even legal? Feels like they're trying to be cheeky and induce a Y250... 


Edited by mtknot, 15 February 2022 - 12:52.


#27 Sam1

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 12:56

Camo paint is solely so people talk about it it's to late in the day now for someone to copy something the other team thinks is unique

#28 Junky

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 13:03

That front wing looks very IndyCarish



#29 Radion

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 13:46

Wow the FW only has three main plates? And one very tiny in the middle, very interesting! :eek:



#30 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 13:49

Wow the FW only has three main plates? And one very tiny in the middle, very interesting! :eek:


It has 4.

#31 ferrarista

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 13:52

No rear cooling exit (or very small?), not able to say if they are using the gills, but also the air temperature was reportedly very low.

Edited by ferrarista, 15 February 2022 - 13:53.


#32 JRodrigues

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 14:03

Nice to see different solutions.. Hope they get it right. But, isn't it called C40?


Edited by JRodrigues, 15 February 2022 - 14:04.


#33 Anja

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 14:07

Nice to see different solutions.. Hope they get it right. But, isn't it called C40?

 

It was supposed to be but they've decided to avoid the confusion. 

https://racingnews36...ame-of-2022-car



#34 Alburaq

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 14:08

No rear cooling exit (or very small?), not able to say if they are using the gills, but also the air temperature was reportedly very low.

 

On the left

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#35 JRodrigues

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 14:16

It was supposed to be but they've decided to avoid the confusion. 

https://racingnews36...ame-of-2022-car

 

That's just stupid, but ok.



#36 Sid04

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 14:17

Front tyres look barely 60-65% width wise as compared to rears on this year's cars..Is the ratio different to last year? Higher noses, fatter rears really make this year's cars look understeery with dead front end to my eyes..


Edited by Sid04, 15 February 2022 - 14:24.


#37 mclarensmps

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 14:28

This looks like a really interesting car in so many places. That rear end is non existent!



#38 Requiem84

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 14:29

This looks like a really interesting car in so many places. That rear end is non existent!

 

Good news for Ferrari fans - new PU needs less cooling perhaps? :)



#39 Burai

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 14:38

Camo paint is solely so people talk about it it's to late in the day now for someone to copy something the other team thinks is unique

 

Maybe they're just worried about Russia.



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#40 Anderis

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 14:42

Camo paint is solely so people talk about it it's to late in the day now for someone to copy something the other team thinks is unique

It may be too late to copy solutions before the start of the season but you still delay your opponents by a week or two should they want to copy your solution mid-season (or even for next year- they will have less time to master it).


Edited by Anderis, 15 February 2022 - 14:42.


#41 Peat

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 14:43

I can't look at their wheel rim covers without seeing the rust speckled steelie I have in my boot.   



#42 JeePee

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 15:03

Good news for Ferrari fans - new PU needs less cooling perhaps? :)

Car has the biggest side pod openings since forever and gills all along the way. Not really true signs of an engine that needs less cooling.



#43 kumo7

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 15:11

Its fat because 90% of the cooling has been moved to the sidepod rads. Look behind the rool hoop and what do you see? That's right, nothing. The engine cover doesn't seem to exist. This allows for a huge amount of space here for the air to work the rear and beam wings harder.

Front wing is very interesting. Look how they're still trying to hard to get a good outwash.

vPoKfgG.png

The tunnel inlets look very unique too.

valtteri-bottas-alfa-romeo-c42-1.jpg


This is a triangle paint job at around the air intake

#44 Scotracer

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 16:34

Why the long face



#45 Mat13

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 17:57

Engine cover nonexistent


Nonexistent… or transparent? 🧐😱

#46 Astandahl

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 17:57

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#47 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 17:58

That undercut is quite something.



#48 OO7

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 18:06

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Like the Aston the Alfa also makes liberal use of cooling gills over the side pods.



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Posted 15 February 2022 - 18:18



#50 Astandahl

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Posted 15 February 2022 - 18:38

Like the Aston the Alfa also makes liberal use of cooling gills over the side pods.

Of course... It doesn't have any rear cooling exit