Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen unveils new F1 car

The event was attended by team drivers Poland’s Robert Kubica, Finland's Kimi Raikkonen and Italy's Antonio Giovinazzi. Orlen Team

Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen team has unveiled its 2021 Formula 1 car in Warsaw.

The car, bearing the name of the legendary Italian car maker and the Polish energy giant, was shown off for the first time at the Grand Theatre National Opera in Warsaw.

"We are the titular sponsor of the Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen team, so we chose the capital of Poland as the venue for the presentation," PKN Orlen's CEO Daniel Obajtek said at the launch.

The new Alfa Romeo C41 model is equipped with the latest generation Ferrari engine.

Due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the presentation was virtual. The event was attended by team drivers Poland’s Robert Kubica, Finland's Kimi Raikkonen, Italy's Antonio Giovinazzi and team head Frederic Vasseur.

Kubica said that the event was the first of its kind in Poland.

"When we have a very limited testing capacity on the track, my work in the simulator is of particular importance. But of course, like everyone else, I look forward to my first drives to get to know the new car," he noted.

Vasseur said that the first "live" tests will take place on the track in Bahrain on March 12 to 14.