The team has shown the last car that was missing from the grid in London and the A523 follows the line of its predecessor.
Alpine it was the last team to field its car for the 2023 season, a year in which the Enstone-based French team wants to take a leap forward. After being fourth in the Constructors’ championship, they are now pursuing with the A523 to get closer to the big three with a renewed single-seater and which this week was already rolling on the circuit of Silverstone taking advantage of one of the two ‘filming days’ that are available to them.
After the announcement of the unexpected departure of Fernando Alonso of the French team in summer, Alpine faces 2023 with a new pair of pilots made up of Esteban Ocon, which remains in the Enstone structure, and a Pierre Gasly who for the first time in his already long sports career in Formula 1 has left the Red Bull structure. Two French drivers, young, hungry, already experienced and who have been competing against each other since they were children.
“We are ambitious”
Luca de Meo, CEO of the Renault Group, was elated during the launch of the A523 and noted that “I am a big fan of F1 and this year winter has been too long for me. I can’t wait for the cars to start rolling. We have made progress, but we are ambitious and we want to be closer to the top.”
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— BWT Alpine F1 Team (@AlpineF1Team) February 16, 2023
One of the highlights of the event is that Alpine showed two cars, one in the traditional blue color and the other in pink and Otmar Szafnauer, main team, indicated that in the first three races the car that will compete will wear pink according to the agreement reached with BWT, the main sponsor of the Enstone team, and from the Baku race it will be blue. The Romanian-born American indicated that “the main difference with last year’s car is that it has great potential to evolve. We want to be closer to the top and to do so we have to get more points, more podiums and add fewer dropouts.”
Matt Harman, technical director of the BWT Alpine F1 Team, explained that they brought forward the car’s premiere at Silverstone to “verify that all systems are working correctly and complete the usual car installation program & rdquor; and that the results obtained were “very satisfactory & rdquor ;. The best news was that the A523 completed 18 laps of the track without experiencing problems and this “allows us to be optimistic for next week’s tests in Bahrain.”
The car that we have been able to see in the renovated facilities of Printworks London, where the Daily Mail was printed until 2012 and currently a nightclub, It seems like a continuity from last year, although changes can be guessed that have been implemented in pontoons, engine cover and nose. According to the team around 75% of the components are new.
Esteban Ocon, eighth last year in the drivers’ championship, commented that “we have worked very hard during the winter to improve the car to make it more reliable and consistent. Since 2021 we have made a lot of progress and the goal is to be closer to the top three.”
Pierre Gasley, On the other hand, he pointed out that “I am very excited about this new stage. The team’s last season was fantastic and now we not only have to confirm fourth place, but we have to be closer to third. It is a great challenge for me, in a French team and in which I see great potential to obtain results.”
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