IN PHOTOS: Every 2023 F1 car launch and livery reveal ahead of the new season
F1 launch season continues to gather pace as more teams show off their new looks for the new season. With the grid of 10 challengers taking shape, we decided to put a shot of every car revealed so far in one place for your viewing pleasure…
Haas – VF-23 (livery)
Haas kicked off the F1 launch season by revealing the livery for their VF-23 in late-January, featuring a revised, predominantly black scheme with white features and red highlights. A shakedown at Silverstone on February 11 offered the first glimpse of the team’s new car design.
ANALYSIS: The key design features revealed by Haas’ shakedown runs in the VF-23
Red Bull – RB19
Red Bull were next up as the reigning double world champions showcased a launch version of the RB19 – sporting the team’s traditional blue, yellow and red livery – in New York. Team Principal Christian Horner has already hinted that the car will look different when it rocks up in Bahrain for testing.
WATCH: Red Bull’s new RB19 car hits the track for shakedown run at Silverstone
Williams – FW45 (livery)
Williams were another team to opt for a ‘season launch’ as they showcased their 2023 livery on a 2022-style base car model. An evolution of the blue and black colour combination that arrived for 2022, the design has now been finished off with a smooth matte effect and some clever roll hoop branding. As per Haas, a subsequent shakedown offered the first look at the FW45 itself.
GALLERY: Williams’ FW45 breaks cover at Silverstone shakedown
Alfa Romeo – C43
Alfa Romeo were the first team to offer a look at some genuine 2023 car design features with the launch of the C43. Bedecked in a bold red and black livery, the car features plenty of technical changes towards the rear-end to unlock the “next level of performance”, as explained by Technical Director Jan Monchaux.
AlphaTauri – AT04 (livery)
AlphaTauri launched the livery for their AT04 in a glamorous reveal in New York City, as the team welcome ‘rookie’ driver Nyck de Vries (okay, he’s had one Grand Prix start, with Williams at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix) with the Dutchman joining Yuki Tsunoda for this season – in place of Alpine-bound Pierre Gasly.
READ MORE: AlphaTauri set clear target for De Vries as Dutchman gets ready to ‘live the dream’ in F1
McLaren – MCL60
McLaren brought the F1 launch season past its halfway mark by revealing the MCL60 – named to celebrate the outfit’s 60th year – at their Woking headquarters, with new Team Principal Andrea Stella and new driver Oscar Piastri in attendance. Building on their recent liveries, McLaren’s papaya orange and blue combination remains the colour scheme of choice.
READ MORE: New McLaren boss Stella sets out expectations for the MCL60 and teases ‘good developments in the pipeline’
Aston Martin – AMR23
Shortly after McLaren’s launch, Aston Martin presented their latest green machine. The AMR23 has been described as a “considerable evolution” over its predecessor, with modifications including a “heavily revised” front wing, new sidepods and a new engine cover with a bigger inlet on the roll hoop – all changes that new signing Fernando Alonso, and the continuing Lance Stroll, will be eager to exploit.
READ MORE: Alonso ready to pounce for podiums in 2023 as he begins mission to take Aston Martin to the top
Ferrari – SF-23
Ferrari followed the McLaren and Aston Martin launch double-header with a Valentine’s Day reveal at Maranello. New team boss Frederic Vasseur oversaw proceedings as the SF-23 – sporting a traditional red livery – broke cover, before drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz hopped over to Fiorano for a shakedown.
TECH ANALYSIS: Ferrari’s 2023 SF-23 – A complete redesign or subtle evolution?
Mercedes – W14
Mercedes were the penultimate team to show off their 2023 challenger, unveiling the W14 during a special presentation at Silverstone. On the livery front, the team have gone back to black (as per 2020 and 2021), while on the design front, they have stuck with their ‘zero sidepod’ approach. Shortly after the launch, George Russell hit the track for a shakedown.
READ MORE: ‘So far so good’ says Russell after Mercedes complete W14 shakedown at Silverstone
Alpine – A523
Alpine completed the 2023 F1 grid when they revealed their new A523 in London. As per 2022, the team will run two liveries during the upcoming season: a now-traditional blue scheme, and another pink-themed version – in the colours of title sponsor BWT – at a handful of races.
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