Formula 1 is back! And for 2022, there’s a whole new set of car design rules for the teams to chew over: regulations supposed to reduce the ‘dirty air’ made by all those wings and vanes. Less dirty air means cars can follow closely. Cars that can follow can overtake. And more overtaking means exciting races and a more unpredictable championship...
One of the teams hoping to chase down Red Bull and Mercedes is Alpine, the Renault-backed, British-based outfit sporting a new blue-and-pink livery on its fresh contender—and on the overalls of its returning driver lineup: double F1 champion Fernando Alonso and Hungarian GP winner Esteban Ocon.
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Grab your pit-lane pass and join Top Gear’s Ollie Kew for chats with Alonso, Ocon, and test driver Oscar Piastri, and an exclusive look at a (slightly) chaotic day back at the office for an F1 team as we interrupt Alpine’s official filming day while they run their new car for the very first time.
Behind the scenes at Alpine’s filming day:
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.