All the angles as Alfa Romeo unveil their 2023 car, the C43
Alfa Romeo have lifted the covers on their 2023 challenger, the C43, as Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu get set for the upcoming season.
It is quite a radical change in terms of colour at least for the C43 with last year’s white swapping out for black in what will be the final car of the Alfa Romeo sponsorship.
Having signed a lucrative deal with Australian crypto casino Stake, it is no surprise to see the company’s logo brandished on almost every available space of the car including on the front and rear wing, the nose and the side pods.
The red of Alfa Romeo remains and features heavily on the engine cover and the nose as well as the wheel covers.
The nose features all of Alfa’s many sponsors while at the very front of it is the Alfa Romeo logo with the Sauber name and logo appearing just below on the edge of the front wing. CryptoDATA and Wispr are present on both sides of the front wing.
The drivers numbers appear in a bold white font while fans will be pleased to see that the Italian flag has been kept on the back of the rear wing. Stake and Singha both appear on the rear wing.
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Having started strongly in 2022, one of the big aims for the new car will be to improve reliability with the team suffering 12 retirements last season, the most of any team on the grid.
Zhou goes into his second year as an F1 driver hoping to prove he deserves to be there by improving on his 2022 tally of six points. Bottas meanwhile is enjoying the freedom of the first multi-year deal of his career, but even he has some doubt over his long-term future with Audi yet to reveal who they would prefer as their drivers.
The team also has a new management structure with Fred Vasseur leaving his CEO/team principal role to move to Ferrari. In his place, Sauber have appointed former McLaren man Andreas Seidl as CEO with Alessandro Alunni Bravi named as team representative.