Formula One fans will be glued to their computer screens in the coming days as the 2023 Formula One cars start to break cover. Well, as we have learned, teams no longer show the real 2023 racer until first testing. These unveils are in essence to show off the livery the 2023 Formula One cars will carry this year.
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We will update this post as the new racecars debut. Here are the 2023 Formula One cars in chronological order as they were unveiled.
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Haas F1 Team VF23 (31 January)
US-based Haas F1 team were the first to unveil its new look. The company has signed up a new title sponsor in Moneygram. Returning pilot Kevin Magnussen and new recruit Nico Hülkenberg will race the VF-23. The German replaces his fellow countryman, Mick Schumacher. The son of seven-times F1 champ Michael is playing the role of test and reserve driver at Mercedes-AMG F1 this year.
“I obviously share everyone’s enthusiasm around the livery unveil, not least as it’s a checkpoint in the preseason calendar which means we’re another step closer to doing the thing we actually want to be doing – and
that’s go racing,” remarked Guenther Steiner, Team Principal
Williams FW45 Livery (6 February)
Williams Racing unveiled a slightly new look for its upcoming FW45. The British outfit has taken on Gulf Oil as a sponsor, which is why you will see splashed of orange on the car. Though we’d bet a classic Gulf baby blue and orange combo would have been widely praised by the fans.
The team retains the driving services of Alex Albon. The Thai driver will be joined by F1 rookie Logan Sargeant. He is the first American driver in the sport since Alex Rossi competed in 2015.
Alfa Romeo C43 (7 February)
Italian outfit Alfa Romeo pulled the wraps off its latest contender, called the C43. The team continues to be powered by Ferrari engines for the 2023 season. Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu remain as the team’s lead drivers. Théo Pourchaire will fulfill the role of reserve driver this year.
Alpha Tauri (12 February)
The Red Bull junior team pulled covers off its 2023 livery in New York this week. Scuderia AlphaTauri has retained the services of Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda. He will be joined by Nyck De Vries, 28. The Dutchman already has considerable experience under his belt, earning his F1 seat off the back of winning the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, FIA Formula 2 Championship and Formula E titles.
McLaren MCL60 (13 February)
The McLaren MCL60 was unveiled at the company’s Woking HQ. The MCL60 is so named to celebrate the firm’s 60th anniversary. British driver Lando Norris will resume driving duties for the team. He will be joined by Aussie Oscar Piastri. The F1 rookie replaces his fellow countryman, Daniel Ricciardo.
Aston Martin AMR23
Aston Martin revealed its latest racer, called the AMR23 on the same day as the McLaren (above). The team has a revised driver line-up for 2023. Double world champion Fernando Alonso replaces Sebastian Vettel. The German called time on his F1 career after the 2022 season. Lance Stroll, son of the company owner Laurence, retains is seat at the team.
Ferrari SF-23 (14 February)
Scuderia Ferrari, fittingly, unveiled their new red car on Valentine’s day. The Italian outfit’s new contender is called SF-23. The team’s driver line-up remains unchanged. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will carry the hopes of all Italy, and several million fans across the world, on their shoulders. There is, however, new management in the shape of Frédéric Vasseur who takes over as team principal and general manager of the Scuderia.
Mercedes-AMG had a 2022 season to forget. The once dominant team managed just a single win last year. “Our hopes and expectations are always to be capable of fighting for a World Championship. However, our competitors were very strong last year, and we are playing catch-up,” said team principal & CEO of the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team, Toto Wolff. “Racing at the front requires resilience, teamwork, and determination. We face up to every challenge, we put the Team first, and we will leave no stone unturned in the chase for every millisecond. This year, we are going all in to get back in front.”
The team’s driver line-up remains unchanged with seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton leading the charge. He will be backed up by teammate George Russell and newly recruited reserve driver Mick Schumacher.
Alpine A523 (16 February)
Alpine F1 Team unveiled its 2023 Formula 1 contender today called the A523. Esteban Ocon will start his fourth year at the team. He will be partnered by fellow countryman Pierre Gasly who replaced Fernando Alonso. That makes Alpine quite unique in that it is a French team with two French drivers.