Despite revealing one of the best liveries we have seen in a long while – seriously, it looks stunning – F1 fans were quick to point out the rather unusual nature of the Alfa Romeo launch; ballerinas, grand pianos and all.
Here are some of our favourites from social media.
First, let’s start with THAT opening sequence. We think smoke machines and a dramatic piano solo should be mandatory for all F1 car launches from now on. Just saying.
Bringing in the duo of dancers did bring back some unwanted flashbacks of a certain Ferrari celebration though.
Welcome to the Alfa Romeo F1 Car Launch!
— Formula 2 Insider (@Formula2Insider) February 22, 2021
The Alfa Romeo launch so far… pic.twitter.com/Tj94GVdGxY
— Mary 🏁 (@F1FanaticMary) February 22, 2021
— Lawrence Barretto (@lawrobarretto) February 22, 2021
— Nick Hughes (@Nick_O_Hughes) February 22, 2021
okay i’m adding to the list
alpha tauri: fashion show
alfa romeo: dance show
— zey (@formulapugh) February 22, 2021
this was the whole alfa romeo launch pic.twitter.com/gnVbBHsVAz
— hansini. (@SCHUPERIOR) February 22, 2021
Who did it best? pic.twitter.com/kUUJxqx9M5
— WTF1 (@wtf1official) February 22, 2021
are we watching a Ferrari launch or an Alfa Romeo launch with all that dancing 😂
— Jenny | #Seb5 | SÇK🤘🏻👻 (@SebAstonVettel5) February 22, 2021
watching the alfa romeo launch like pic.twitter.com/FctnfoYqvE
— Peke_Formula1 (@Peke_Formula1) February 22, 2021
Finally, the car was revealed.
A suspenseful video played as the C41 made its way up from the ground, with the whole reveal giving off some serious action movie vibes. So much so, fans online joked it looked like a scene from an Avenger’s movie.
Alfa Romeo Launch 2021 | Avenger's remix | pic.twitter.com/bzL3y4WFJV
— 🦆 (@v15haal_) February 22, 2021
The trio of Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen and Robert Kubica walked on stage looking sharp in their new overalls for 2021. However, many fans felt the design looked familiar.
Alfa Romeo with a nice tribute to the 2001/02 England football home kit.
— Laura (@LauraLeslieF1) February 22, 2021
— Battery Voltas (@BatteryVoltas) February 22, 2021
The Jonas brothers look different here pic.twitter.com/8trRtPv28A
— F1 Reaction Pictures (@FormulaReaction) February 22, 2021
The final cherry on the cake was the end credits.
Poor Giovinazzi didn’t stand a chance.
— Alejandro (@motorsport_geek) February 22, 2021
If you want to see the launch for yourself, you can watch it here: