The ten Formula 1 teams will present their cars for the 2021 season in February or March.
McLaren was the first Formula One team to unveiled the car for the new season, the MCL35M. Daniel Ricciardo is the new teammate of Lando Norris at the stable. Ricciardo replaces Carlos Sainz left for Ferrari. McLaren is also the only team that has a different manufacturers engine compared to last year. The Renault power source has been exchanged for a copy of Mercedes.
AlphaTauri presented the race car for the new season on 19 February. Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda are the proud drivers in 2021 in the AT02, the new car of the racing stable.
Alfa Romeo presented the car, C41, for 2021 on February 22 via a live show on Youtube with a large Songfestival content. The colors red and white are a bit mixed up, compared to last year. The rider duo is the same this year with one-time world champion Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi.
Red Bull Racing
Also Red Bull Racing has revealed the car for the new season. Max Verstappen and his new teammate Sergio Pérez will hunt the Mercedes in the RB16B below.
Lewis Hamilton is hunting for his eighth Formula One World Championship with a black Mercedes, and the German racing stable has largely painted the car black for the new season, the W12. The Mercedes were formerly mainly silver grey in colour, but last year the team changed color, as a statement against racism and discrimination.
36-year-old Hamilton, who signed a contract for this year with Mercedes only a month ago, is firmly engaged in the fight against racism and discrimination. At the insistence of the British, Mercedes also changed the color scheme of the cars last year. On the W12 before 2021, the black at the rear of the car turns into silver grey. The car also has red and green accents, the colors of the two big sponsors standing on the car.
This year Hamilton is again the rider duo of Mercedes with Valtteri Bottas from Finland. The opening race will be in Bahrain at the end of this month.
Hamilton sees his biggest rival on the track in his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas. “Hes very hard to beat.”
The British thinks that Red Bull, with the Mexican Sergio Pérez as the new teammate of Max Verstappen, has a better duo than last year, when Alexander Albon formed the riders pair with the Dutchman. “Red Bull now has a stronger duo. Ferrari also blows a breath of fresh air and Sebastian Vettel brings experience and expertise to Aston Martin. It will be another exciting year.”
Alpine, formerly Renault, presented its first Formula 1 car: the A521, in which the French colors come back well. Two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso (39) returns to the team, alongside Esteban Ocon. Daniil Kvyat is going to work as a spare driver.
Team boss Cyril Abiteboul left in his turn. At Alpine, the hope is mainly based on next season, in which it hopes to take an extra blow to the introduction of new cars into Formula 1.
“Its great to see the powerful, eloquent name Alpine on a Formula One car,” said Luca de Meo, the boss of Groupe Renault. “New colours, new team leadership, ambitious plans: its a new start, building on a history of more than forty years. We combine the qualities of Alpine when it comes to authenticity, elegance and bravado with our expertise in chassis and engines.”
Alonso grabbed the world title in the Formula One in a Renault blue racing car in 2005 and 2006. “The car looks great and I keep precious memories of racing in a blue Formula 1 car.” Alonso wasnt at the presentation because of the coronameasures. The driver also recovers from a bicycle accident in which he suffered a broken jaw.
Ocon also said he was happy with the new colours of his car and with his new teammate. “As a Frenchman, I am proud that the French flag is on the car. The collaboration with Fernando is going to be fantastic. Hes a driver Ive looked up to and inspired me for a long time.”
Aston Martin unveiled the car for the new Formula One season on Wednesday. Drivers Sebastian Vettel, who holds four world titles, and Lance Stroll took the canvas of their new green car around 4:00 p.m.
The team was named after Racing Point last year. The pink is now being exchanged for the signature green of the British car manufacturer. Aston Martin was last active in the king class of motor racing in 1960.
Team boss Otmar Szafnauer saw his racing stable lastyear to finish fourth in the Constructor Championship and is optimistic looking forward to 2021. “The car looks fast and when a car looks fast, its usually fast too.”
Haas, Haas VF-21, March 4
Williams, Williams FW43B, March 5
Ferrari, Ferrari SF21, 10 March
Formula One season starts on 28 March in Bahrain. Two weeks earlier, on 12, 13 and 14 March, there are also the preparation tests.
In a new Formula 1 podcast with former driver Christijan Albers and our reporter Erik van Haren: what are the expectations of all cars and newcomers: