Alpine’s A523 car retains visual similarities to 2022 model
In London, Alpine unveiled its A523 car during an event, making it the last team to hold a launch prior to the 2023 Formula 1 season. Although the A523 shares some similarities with the team’s 2022 car, it boasts a new front wing design.
During the event, the car was officially revealed for the first time, although Renault’s works team had previously released a single shadowy image of it during a shakedown. Additionally, some leaked photos of the car had already surfaced online prior to the launch.
While bearing a resemblance to the team’s 2022 car, the A523 features a fresh front wing design and a flatter upper section on its nose cone.
The A523 also showcases more prominent rear bodywork around its engine cover, which is accentuated by the black paint applied in this area.
Alpine’s objective was to revamp the cooling system in order to reduce weight, and the design of the A523 seems to be consistent with that goal.
Alpine unveiled two different liveries for the car, one of which predominantly features pink to prioritize the colors of title sponsor BWT. This particular livery will be utilized during the first three grands prix.
On Monday, the A523 made its inaugural appearance on the track, and according to Alpine, its shakedown at Silverstone was trouble-free.
The A523 completed a 100km test run at the British Grand Prix venue, with both Esteban Ocon and the team’s latest addition, Pierre Gasly, taking turns behind the wheel.
In the previous year, Alpine secured fourth place in the F1 constructors’ championship and is aiming to maintain that position in the highly competitive midfield this year. Simultaneously, the team also aims to narrow the gap between themselves and the ‘big three’ teams in F1 – Red Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes.
Alpine has established a 100-race plan to win a grand prix, which began in 2022.
Last summer, Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer stated that Alpine had plans to recruit an additional 75 personnel, raising the total number of employees to over 900, as part of their efforts to compete with the biggest teams in F1.
Alpine’s recent attempt to maintain their fourth-place position, which they had previously achieved in 2018, resulted in three back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the constructors’ championship. In 2020, the team managed to beat Ferrari but was placed behind McLaren and Racing Point (currently known as Aston Martin).
Although Alpine was the last team to have a season launch, it is not the final team to have revealed its 2023 car to the public.
Red Bull recently unveiled its 2023 car during its season launch, where it also announced a new F1 engine partnership with Ford starting in 2026. The car, named RB19, was initially thought to be an updated version of the RB18. However, Christian Horner, the team principal, later clarified that the RB19 design showcased during the event was not a complete representation of the car that will be racing in a few weeks.
Red Bull has conducted a shakedown of its 2023 car at Silverstone, but has only released a short video clip that shows the RB19 from a distance. The team has not provided a full official reveal of the car yet.
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