Alfa Romeo will run a special livery for this weekend’s F1 Italian GP at Monza where they are paying tribute to the 33 Stradale car.
Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake will pay tribute to the launch of Alfa Romeo’s latest fuoriserie car, the new 33 Stradale, with a head-turning livery for its C43 cars at the Italian Grand Prix. Featuring the gold accents of the new 33 Stradale – themselves a nod to its illustrious namesake, an icon of the 1960s and one of the most legendary cars of Alfa Romeo’s history – and the Italian flag’s tricolore on a field of black, the livery to be used in Monza will be one that will set fans’ hearts racing.
The special paint scheme, a one-off that will adorn the cars during this weekend’s event in Monza, is the latest of a proud line of designs the team has developed in its journey to become an icon on the grid, occupying a selected niche as the outfit that mostly interprets style, design and identity to reach out to fans and partners alike. Developed with Alfa Romeo’s Centro Stile, the C43 livery is at the same time classic and modern, elegant and aggressive: it’s a design that makes no compromises, and that doesn’t sacrifice class in its pursuit of the eye-catching.
The livery was unveiled by Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, during a special event at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, near Milan, to mark the launch of the new 33 Stradale. The brand’s latest model is a project that respectfully celebrates Alfa Romeo’s history, taking it forward into the future: it’s a link between the past and the future, that reinterprets the stylistic features of the 1967 33 Stradale and takes on the role of manifesto of Alfa Romeo’s vision for the future.
The 33 Stradale will be the centre of attention in Monza as well, with Valtteri and Zhou unveiling the car in front of the world’s motorsport media in the team’s garage at the Italian Grand Prix on Thursday, 56 years to the day since the unveiling of the original 33 Stradale in the same location; other activities to honour this special moment are planned throughout the weekend.
Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Team Representative: “As we approach our home race in Monza, it’s a pleasure to unveil this incredible livery, a true tribute not only to the 33 Stradale, but to Alfa Romeo as a whole and to the country it hails from, Italy. This livery is probably one of the most beautiful we’ve ever had on a car, and to be able to showcase it in front of our home crowd – including hundreds of our team members from Hinwil on the grandstands – is an honour for all of us. Personally, I am excited by the references to the 33 Stradale: the original model from 1967 was an iconic car that influenced style and design for a generation and beyond, and its latest incarnation embodies all this heritage while also setting the path to the future of Alfa Romeo.”
Jean Philippe Imparato, Alfa Romeo CEO: “With the new 33 Stradale, we wanted to create something that lived up to our past, to serve the Alfa Romeo brand and to make the Alfisti fandom proud. Such a result could only have been achieved thanks to the expertise, hard work and passion of our team, with the support of management who have the clear ambition to contribute to writing chapters in the brand’s future, in full respect of its unique history. This is the brand’s first fuoriserie (custom-built) car since 1969, and I promise it won’t be the last. Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake’s tribute livery embodies the spirit, the passion and the vision we have put in the 33 Stradale: it is pure, classic sportiness, and it combines looks with performance. I cannot wait to see it on track this weekend.”
[Note: The story is as per press release]