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Alfa Romeo confirm launch date for 2023 challenger

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 22: Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Alfa

Alfa Romeo have become the ninth team to reveal when they will be launching their new car ahead of the 2023 Formula 1 season.

The Swiss-based outfit confirmed on Friday afternoon that they will be pulling the covers off their 2023 challenger on Tuesday, February 7 at 10am Central European Time.

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The car, which will be called the C43, will be launched at an event in Zurich.

Alfa Romeo will be hoping the car can build on the promising start they made to Formula 1's new era which kicked off last season. They were regular points scorers in the first half of the season before other teams began to catch up. Nonetheless, the team based in Hinwil managed to hold on and beat Aston Martin to P6 in the constructors' championship.

Piloting the cars this year will be Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu – the team one of four in the pit lane to stick with the same line up and retain both drivers for this coming season.

But there are changes at the top, with boss Fred Vasseur having left to take up the Team Principal role at Ferrari.

McLaren's Andreas Seidl meanwhile is joining the Sauber Group – the company that runs the F1 team – as CEO, with one of his first tasks set to be finding a team boss to replace Vasseur.

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That is a precursor to the team morphing into the Audi factory squad in 2026.

With Alfa Romeo’s launch date now in the diary, Haas remain the only team yet to announce when their new car will break cover. Click here to see when all the other teams will be revealing their 2023 machines.

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