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Alfa Romeo F1 Team Unveils C43: The Swiss Team’s Final F1 Masterpiece

Alfa Romeo teamed up with Sauber in 2019 in a title partnership deal

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Aditya Saikrishna
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UNITED KINGDOM: Alfa Romeo and Sauber have revealed the final car under their partnership, the Stake-branded C43 for the 2023 F1 season.

Alfa Romeo adds C43 to its F1 team

As Audi is set to join the sport in 2026, Alfa Romeo will exit F1 after this season, making the C43 the last car to carry their branding and the iconic dark red and black livery.

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The Alfa Romeo C43 is an evolution of last year’s car with a few modifications, including changes to the mirrors and the roll hoops. The most significant change is to the floor, as the FIA has implemented new regulations to minimize porpoising. 

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The regulations for the 2023 F1 season have resulted in the floor edges being raised by 15mm, the diffuser throat height being raised, and the diffuser edge stiffness being increased.

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Technical director Jan Monchaux acknowledged the challenges posed by the new regulations but expressed satisfaction with the progress made. The C43 will be raced by Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, with the same line-up as last season. 

Alfa Romeo is looking to improve in all areas and be more consistent, but specific targets still need to be set. The newly appointed team representative, Alessandro Alunni Bravi, has declined to set any targets for the 2023 F1 season but aims to improve in all areas and be more consistent. 

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Former team boss Fred Vasseur moved to Ferrari during the season break, with Sauber signing McLaren’s Andreas Seidl as the new CEO. Alfa Romeo Sauber will conduct a shakedown in Spain before making its on-track debut on 23 February at the Bahrain International Circuit.

There is one significant change in the off-season: former team boss Fred Vasseur moved to Ferrari, and Sauber signed McLaren’s Andreas Seidl as the new CEO. Seidl will focus on the upcoming partnership with Audi, while Bravi will represent Alfa Romeo at grand prix weekends.

The final curtain is about to fall for the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team, but they would like to go out with a bang with their last machine, the Stake-branded C43.

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