Alfa Romeo F1 Team Strike has pulled the covers off of its all-new 2023 C43 car at a launch event at the team HQ in Switzerland. The newest Formula One (F1) car features a new striking Red and Black livery and hopes to take drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu to the 2023 F1 World Championship.
In the reveal video, the C43 emerged from raw materials and atomized parts, the resulting assembly symbolizing how the team is a union of individuals, each playing an important part in ensuring Alfa Romeo F1 Team’s success. The livery was designed by Alfa Romeo’s Centro Stile.
Designed by the technical team, led by Jan Monchaux, and powered by a new Ferrari power unit, the C43 is an evolution of last year’s successful challenger, the C42; however, due to significant changes to the regulations from FIA, the C43 incorporates several updates and complete new parts with its overall development path still promising a steep improvement curve.
The car is now ready to hit the track in a shakedown session, scheduled this week in Barcelona, and for winter testing in Bahrain at the end of the month.
“Bringing a car to life is a long process that touches every department of a racing team; therefore, it’s a moment of great pride to see it unveiled today,” stated Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Managing Director of Sauber Group. “We chose to do it in front of our fans, close to our home because the launch of a new car is not only a moment to state your objectives for the season ahead; it’s also a time to give back to the people who have supported you, be it in the grandstands, in front of the TV or back at the factory, and express our gratitude for their passion and their belief in our project. Our new car is the result of months of work, but today is just the beginning of a journey. We need to keep working hard with humility and dedication to bring performance to the track. Everyone on the team is committed to this target and I am confident we will reap the rewards of our work.”
“The presentation of the car is always an exciting moment,” exclaimed Cristiano Fiorio, Alfa Romeo F1 Manager. “It represents a turning point: after months of a massive effort by the team in great confidentiality, the spotlight is suddenly turned on and we are ready to warm up the engines. With this car, we will fight – together with our drivers – until the last corner of the last Grand Prix to achieve ambitious goals. Special thanks to the Alfa Romeo’s Centro Stile, which has dressed a car in a suit created from distinctive craftsmanship, placing it among the most beautiful cars on the grid. On the two body sides, the Quadrifoglio and the Alfa Romeo logo stand out even more clearly, symbols of noble Italian sportsmanship since 1910.”
“The C43 is finally here, and I cannot wait to bring it on track,” stated Valtteri Bottas, Driver for Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake. “I really like our new livery. I think it’s stunning and a fine evolution from last year. It’s been an interesting first season with the team. We made some pretty solid progress together, and now there’s only one direction to follow: up, higher, and better. There is obviously still work to do and things to improve, but I am confident we have it in ourselves to aim for even higher results this year. I cannot wait to go back to racing. I am fully charged and eager to get the new season started.”
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