The company unveiled the new Formula 1 racer that Alfa Romeo will run in 2023. In this context, the team also disclosed that Stake would serve as its primary sponsor, and the organization's new name is Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake. Media and fans were invited to attend a news conference held at the team's headquarters in Hinwil, Switzerland. The announcement of the new racer took place during the press conference.
The new car for Formula 1 racing is called the C43, a further evolution of the C42 race car used during the previous season. It has been upgraded to comply with the new requirements for 2023, which include rules for aerodynamics, safety, and the car's minimal weight. In addition, Ferrari has designed a brand-new engine specifically for the C43. The crew has been working on various significant and minor "tweaks" and modifications to the racer to make it even more competitive.
The automobile designers at Alfa Romeo's Centro Stile design headquarters in Turin had a hand in creating the new racer's vibrant colors and eye-catching decorations. The appearance of the black and red Formula 1 car, which is extremely close to that of Alfa Romeo's production automobiles, may be described as both forceful and graceful.
"I am delighted with what we have accomplished in the last few months," said Jan Monchaux, Technical Director at Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake. "Developing a new race car is always a great challenge and demands a huge commitment from the team," he said. The C43 race car is a further evolution of the car that was used the previous year. It is the consequence of new FIA regulations and significant improvements in areas of the car that are necessary to optimize. The two things that count the most are that we have focused on enhancing speed and reliability, so I hope it will be quicker and even more dependable than the races that were successful the year before. The next step is to take the vehicle out on the track and see how it performs under pressure.
The new Alfa Romeo race car is scheduled to undergo its first test this week when it begins preliminary testing at the Catalunya track in Barcelona. These tests will be followed by winter testing in Bahrain, which will begin at the end of the month.
In the constructors' championship from the previous year, Alfa Romeo earned a total of 55 points, which placed them in seventh place overall. The first driver, a Finn named Valtteri Bottas, finished the race in 10th place overall with 49 points, and the second driver, a Chinese man named Guanyu Zhou, finished in 18th place with 6 points.