Scuderia AlphaTauri has revealed its 2022 challenger, the AT03, alongside its drivers, Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda.
On Valentines Day, Monday February 14, the innovative digital launch kicked off the new season in style.
The Italian-based team, in collaboration with Red Bull’s premium fashion brand AlphaTauri, debuted the livery in a video combining a 3D CGI rendering of the race car and its surroundings with real footage of the AlphaTauri Spring/Summer 2022 collection runway show.
Keeping a similar colouring to last season the main changes come from the new regulations that have been brought in this season.
Larger eighteen inch wheels to allow for long runs at higher intensity and front and rear wing changes to try and reduce the ‘dirty air’ behind cars to allow for closer racing.
Pierre Gasly said: “This year sees a huge change to the car as, due to the new regulations, the look and design is completely different, so the team has had to start from a clean sheet of paper.
“We won’t know the true performance of the AT03 until we get it out on track at pre-season testing in Barcelona but so far, I think it looks great and I am very excited to get this new season started.”
Gasly was one of the stand out drivers last year as he finished with a podium in Azerbaijan and was a consistent qualifier.
Yuki Tsunoda added: “It really does look great.
“Of course, we’ve not seen the real car on track yet, but the new shape and design are really cool, and I think the livery suits it really well and I hope everyone enjoys the launch video.”
The Formula One rookie enjoyed a mixed season with surprising pace putting him amongst the middle of the pack.
Franz Tost, Scuderia AlphaTauri Team Principal, said: “I am excited to finally reveal what our 2022 Formula 1 car will look like.
“It is a completely new era for F1 and we hope that this package will be very strong, following last year’s success.
“Once again, we have worked closely with AlphaTauri to launch our new car and I think we’ve managed to deliver something very special.”
Following the team’s highest points scoring season to date where they picked up 142 points in 2021, AlphaTauri has embraced the new Formula 1 regulations with the AT03, styled in an updated blue and white livery.
The AT03 will make its first official F1 appearance at next week’s Barcelona test along with the rest of the field.