AlphaTauri announce 2023 livery launch date – and confirm name of new car
AlphaTauri have announced they will be holding a launch event in New York City to reveal their new livery for the 2023 season.
Aston Martin and Ferrari have already confirmed February launches for their new challengers, but on Friday AlphaTauri revealed they will beat both to it – for the car's colour scheme at least – with a February 11th unveiling of their 2023 livery.
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The team also confirmed the car will be called the AT04.
The new car will be raced by Yuki Tsunoda, who will be competing in his third season in Formula 1, and rookie Nyck de Vries, who replaces the Alpine-bound Pierre Gasly.
Former Formula 2 and Formula E champion De Vries was a Mercedes reserve driver and stepped in at the last minute to replace Williams driver Alex Albon when he was struck down with apendicitis at the Italian Grand Prix in September.
De Vries immediately looked at home, qualifying P13 and racing to a points finish of P9 on his debut – a performance so impressive that shortly afterwards he was signed up for a full-time seat for next season alongside Tsunoda.
AlphaTauri will be hoping their second stab at the all-new regulations is more successful than their first, as the AT03 saw them slip down from sixth place in the constructors' championship in 2021, to ninth in 2022 – ahead only of Williams.
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