Alpine launch 2022 F1 car: Striking new blue and pink look revealed with colour ‘flip’ plan in place

Alpine are penultimate team to launch their car, with A522 revealed two days before first pre-season test; Blue and pink livery due to new title sponsor in BWT, while car will be predominantly pink for opening two races

Last Updated: 22/02/22 6:07am


Alpine have revealed a fresh livery for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the team in blue and pink due to a new title sponsor in BWT.

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Alpine have revealed a fresh livery for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the team in blue and pink due to a new title sponsor in BWT.

Alpine have revealed a fresh livery for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the team in blue and pink due to a new title sponsor in BWT.

Alpine have revealed a striking new livery on their 2022 Formula 1 car and a unique colour ‘flip’ plan for the opening races, as the French team look to make a big leap up the order in their second campaign.

The main A522 look is predominantly blue but also has large splashes of pink as Alpine, formerly known as Renault, celebrate a new title sponsor in BWT, who previously brought their colours to the Aston Martin team.

Alpine's new main look for the 2022 season

Alpine’s new main look for the 2022 season

In an added twist, it was revealed during Alpine’s launch that the colour scheme will ‘flip’ for the first two races of the season, meaning a dominant-pink look for the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian GPs.

Launched two days before the season starts in earnest with winter testing, Alpine are the ninth team to formally unveil their new challenger, designed to the new regulations aimed at revolutionising wheel-to-wheel racing.

They say the car unveiled in Paris was a show car, with the team to shakedown their ‘real’ challenger in Barcelona on Tuesday before the winter test.

The 'flipped' pink car Alpine will use for the first two races of the season

The ‘flipped’ pink car Alpine will use for the first two races of

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NBA MVP Rankings: Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic battling for top spot; Stephen Curry still in striking distance

We’re well past the halfway point, nearing the trade deadline and less than three weeks out from All-Star Weekend. Every year I say this, but the season just always goes faster than you expect. The playoff race is taking shape and so are the awards. Below is where, in my opinion, the MVP race stands entering play on Friday, Feb. 4th. 

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Joel Embiid is the new betting favorite (+225 at Caesars Sportsbook), but I’m sticking with Jokic (second at +300) at the top for now. Jokic has been the best player all season, plain and simple. Embiid is going to be tough to beat with the aid of everyone rooting for him because Ben Simmons left him in the lurch, but Jokic, let’s not forget, has been without his second-best player in Jamal Murray all season, too. And Denver’s third-best player, Michael Porter Jr., only played in nine games. 

Jokic’s case rests on the same on-off foundation that has supported it all season: When he’s on the floor, the Nuggets are elite; when he’s off the floor, they’re literally one of the worst teams, statistically speaking, of the past 20 years. 

To put a number to it, the Nuggets are a staggering 26.7 points per 100 possessions better with Jokic on the floor, per Cleaning the Glass (plus-10.7 when he’s on, minus-16.1 when he’s off). Take Jokic off the floor, and the Nuggets post an offensive and defensive rating that would register as the worst in the league. 

Yet here they are — with Jamal Murray having missed the entire season and Michael Porter Jr. all but nine games — sitting at No. 6 in the West just two losses back of a top-four seed. Absolutely remarkable. 

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Since Dec. 1, Embiid is the league’s leading scorer at 31.5 points per

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