A521 Shakedown: Alpine F1 Team The 2021 season opened today with the outing of the A521 Maiden Silverstone circuit On the shooting day limited to 100km.
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Race driver Esteban Ocon Was the first Challenger in 2021 to grab the steering wheel. The Challenger featured an impressive new blue livery announced at the launch of the official team yesterday.
Equipped with this year’s Renault E-Tech 20B power unit, the A521 is an evolution of last year’s RS20, and the core structure of the package has continued since 2020. The team has been working hard during the winter to adapt to the aerodynamics imposed by the FIA. In particular, development work at the rear of the car will change the rules.
The car left the garage and headed for the truck for an installation lap a few minutes after 9am local time.
Due to the low morning fog in Northamptonshire, a little later, Esteban pushed and completed 16 laps across the 5.891km Grand Prix circuit, leaving him to the new team color.
Esteban commented on the first impression of the A521 as follows. First of all, getting back in the car on a truck like Silverstone was good because it’s always special. The car was comfortable to drive for the first time and I was able to complete the program as planned. It was a little late this morning due to the fog, but when the fog cleared, the course became dry and it was a lot of fun. I wish I could run more than 100km, but that was the limit and I left here with a smile. Next week I would like to incorporate it into Bahrain, where conditions will become more representative of race tires and some heat. Overall, it was a very interesting day. I can’t wait to know more about cars. I have to say, I love new colors. The best looking car on the grid! “
Team preparations for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season will continue testing in Bahrain next week on March 12, 13 and 14 with Fernando Alonso joining Esteban to enjoy the first taste of the A521. ..
Shakedown A521 | Esteban Ocon | Alpine F1 Team
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