(Motorsport) Formula 1’s Alpine have revealed that their 2023 A523 car will be revealed on February 16 in London. The Enstone/Viry-based constructors finished fourth in the championship last season and will feature an all French lineup for 2023 with Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly on the wheel after Fernando Alonso moved to Aston Martin.
Gasly has already tested the A523 at the Yas Marina Circuit last year and said “Firstly, thanks to the entire team for making me feel so welcome over the last two days and I’m feeling ready to begin this next chapter in my career. I’m looking forward to visiting everyone at Viry and Enstone, debriefing on this test, before working towards our objectives alongside Esteban for the 2023 season.”
“I mean, it’s always better to finish P4 than P5, no doubt. At the beginning of the season, the goal was to put a new structure in place, which we did, that structure was supposed to deliver innovations, upgrades throughout the entire season, to be more competitive, which we did, which culminate, ultimately in a better position, which we are very close to be doing. So, it is important, not just financially but also for the momentum. We said we would try and progress every year to catch up as much as we can with the top teams. It’s important not to miss the first step. Hopefully, we’re going to get there.” – Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi
Meanwhile, Aston Martin’s AMR23 will be revealed on Monday, February 13th at their brand new Silverstone campus. The British manufacturer had a disappointing 2022 season, finishing seventh in the season but the team can take solace in the fact that they improved dramatically in the second half of the season. With Sebastian Vettel retired, Aston Martin have replaced the German with another veteran in Fernando Alonso and they will hope his partnership with Lance Stroll will pay dividends in 2023.
Formula 1’s most successful team Scuderia Ferrari will launch their 2023 car on Tuesday, February 14th. The car name is yet to be revealed but has the project name 675. The Italian manufacturer had a disappointing 2022 season despite finishing second in the Constructors Standings and under Fred Vasseur will hope to not repeat their strategy and reliability failures. Scuderia Ferrari began prioritising the development of their 2023 car once it became evident that they won’t win the Championship in 2022 and will be aiming for their first trophy in 15 years in the coming season.
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