The racing cars of Alfa Romeo and Aston Martin will sport a special livery at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix with the teams celebrating anniversary and the release of of new James Bond film respectively.
This weekend’s Italian Grand Prix will be a special event for the Alfa Romeo team as it celebrates the 111-year history of the brand. The Milan-based manufacturer chose the Italian Grand Prix for its celebration as Nino Farina, who raced for Alfa Romeo back in 1950, secured his World Championship title at the legendary Monza track.
On this occasion, the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41s will take to the track in a livery produced specifically for the event by the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo. The star of the show is the logo, celebrating the brand’s 111-year history, its colours revisited to recall those of the Italian flag.
The upper part of the engine cover has been turned ‘Quadrifoglio’ green, to complement the customary red and white of the regular livery. The reinterpretation of the colours makes the Italian flag the dominant theme of the livery.
The creative contribution of the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo is not limited to the team’s cars, but also reinterprets the racing suits of the two Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN drivers. The Italian flag is also brought to life in the 111 logo, featured in the upper part of the suit to extend into vertical lines on the driver’s leg, ‘metaphorically’ all the way down to the tarmac.
Elsewhere, Aston Martin will also race with a special livery. The Silverstone-based outfit will celebrate this month’s release of new James Bond film No Time To Die. The 25th Bond film receives its world premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 28th September ahead of its UK theatrical release on 30th September.
Aston Martin will celebrate its partnership with the Bond film at Monza. For this reason, the team will replace the Aston Martin logos with the iconic 007 logo badge on the AMR21’s cockpit sides. Meanwhile, in the Monza paddock, the team’s motorhome and pit garage will be decked out in Bond iconography to mark the occasion.
The director of Bond’s iconic opening title sequences, Daniel Kleinman commented: „Aston Martin is part of Bond’s DNA. It’s a partnership that needs no explanation, so it was great fun to fuse those two worlds together: Bond’s signature title sequences and Aston Martin Formula 1. I hope it will create a lot of excitement ahead of the release of the movie.”