The long-awaited second episode of "Beyond the Visible," the Alfa Romeo docu-series that explores the story of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN behind the scenes and beyond, is now on the air. Five digital appointments expose the adrenaline-fueled and demanding daily lives of the more than 500 team members participating in the world's most-watched racing competition.
The second episode, "Trust is gained," focuses on the intensity and attention with which the two drivers, Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, psychologically and physically prepare for the season. The preparation consists of rigorous training sessions, psychological training, arduous athletic exams, and sophisticated technology tests that imitate track activity. In reality, in the weeks preceding a race, drive, enthusiasm, and attention become critical to accomplishing a single goal: obtaining exceptional performance.
This is why multiple specialists work hard every day alongside the pilots, from the sports performance coach to the physiotherapist, from the psychotherapist to the mental coach. The drivers' mental preparation is critical to compete in 23 races without losing clarity and focus. Similarly, athletic training is essential, with pilots alternating between extensive gym sessions and specialized simulator sessions. Strength and endurance become critical, but never at the expense of the athlete's weight; in Formula 1, one gram makes all the difference. The training is tailored to the man-machine interaction, and even the slightest elements, such as working hard on the neck muscles, become essential.
Several elements impact pilot performance, including long travels to circuits worldwide, jet lag, and the stress of race days. Even the interpersonal interactions formed inside the team become energy that drives the team to grow and retain optimum motivation continuously.
As a result, in this second episode, the general audience will be able to learn about and experience the adrenaline-pumping world of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN drivers. "Trust is acquired" is now airing on Alfa Romeo's social media outlets and the Alfa Romeo YouTube account. Stay tuned for more exciting episodes!