Alpine to unveil 2022 car two days before first F1 test

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Alpine will roll out its all-new A522 charger on February 21, just two days before the start of Formula 1's pre-season testing in Barcelona.

The Enstone squad heads into the 2022 season on the back of a maiden campaign under its new Alpine identity that yielded a milestone win in Hungary thanks to Esteban Ocon and fifth place in F1's Constructors' Championship.

While the French outfit's line-up remains unchanged with Ocon and teammate Fernando Alonso, the team has yet to announce the new members of its upper management that will answer to Alpine chief executive Laurent Rossi.

The recent exits of former executive director Marcin Budkowski and advisor/director Alain Prost have left a management void that former Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer is expected to partially fill.

But speculation is also in full swing that the American's move to Alpine could be accompanied by that of former Racing Point/Aston Martin sponsor BWT.

Supporting Alpine's efforts this season and waiting in the wings will be Alpine's official reserve driver, 2021 FIA Formula 2 Champion Oscar Piastri.

F1's presentation season is set to kick off on February 10 with Aston Martin.

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