Alfa Romeo presented their new car for 2021 on Monday, the C41. Here’s a quick breakdown of the most significant changes from the 2020 C39.
As for the colour scheme, which is the first thing that catches the eye, Alfa Romeo is conservative as usual, but there are more changes compared to previous years. Especially at the front and around the cockpit, the red of Alfa Romeo has given way to the white house colour of Sauber. The rear wing is red again, while it was still white last year.
If we then take a closer look at the nose, we immediately see the area where Alfa Romeo have spent their tokens. The nose is radically different, much more than we’ve seen so far at McLaren and AlphaTauri. The relatively wide nose, in the style of Ferrari, has been replaced by a narrow one in the style of Mercedes, but with the so-called nostrils at the front similar to the McLaren from a few years ago.
What will Ferrari show?
At the start of the current aerodynamic regulations in 2017, Mercedes was actually the only team to drive with such a narrow nose. Last year, the teams with Ferrari engines were actually the last remaining teams that had not yet switched to this concept. The fact that Alfa Romeo is doing this now may be a precursor to what we will see from Scuderia Ferrari next month, when the Italian side will launch the SF21.