2022 BWT Alpine F1 Team A522

Sponsor and personnel changes—and secondary livery—highlight today’s launch of the Alpine A522

2022 BWT Alpine F1 Team A522
Who doesn’t love this combination of Alpine blue and BWT pink? • source Alpine

“New year, new look, new me.” By adding the German company BWT—Best Water Technology, if you’ve ever been too afraid to ask—as its title sponsor, Alpine F1 Team gets a chance to revamp its look for the 2022 season. Twice.

For the first two races, the BWT Alpine F1 Team A522 will run entirely in pink, thereafter reverting to a striking blue-and-pink look.

Not since the years of tobacco money-funded BAR has a team truly attempted a split livery. Sad? Not here.

alpine a522 rear 3/4 in studio
Drivers Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso, with reserve driver, reigning Formula 2 Champion Oscar Piastri, will drive the A522 in 2022. • source Alpine

“…BWT Alpine F1 Team also presented a ‘flipped’ livery with pink becoming the most prominent colour. This unique livery will be used for the first two races of the season, highlighting the new partnership with title partner BWT.”
– BWT Alpine F1 Team

While BAR never succeeded in running a two-car team, each in its own colours—or splitting its livery down the middle—this approach makes more sense and will be much less confusing for viewers. If it takes off, expect to see these special liveries explode in popularity in the coming years.

If online gaming is anything to go by, the appetite for seeing a Formula 1 car with different paint schemes is endless. As it should be.

Engine specs for the 1.6-litre Renault E-Tech RE22 engine are below. 🏁

alternate pink livery for alpine a522
The team's livery for the first two races of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship season • source Alpine

source • Alpine (release)

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