AlphaTauri F1 car spotted in Morocco

AlphaTauri are set to unveil their 2023 challenger on February 11 in New York City.

With the upcoming 2023 season fast approaching, it appears that AlphaTauri have won a competition for having one of their cars spotted in the most random place possible. Morocco.

An image of an AlphaTauri challenger was posted on Reddit, with the car in question having been seen on the back of a flatbed truck in Morocco.

Supposedly, AlphaTauri sent one of their cars to Morocco to show one of their sponsors, RapidAPI.

“One of their sponsors, Rapid, had all hands for their company in Morocco and AT showed up to talk and also brought a car,” revealed Reddit user andrewry.

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The Faenza-based team are currently preparing to unveil their 2023 challenger to the world, with their launch taking place on February 11 in New York.

2023 is a big year for AlphaTauri, who struggled to adjust to the new aerodynamic regulations that were introduced at the start of last season.

As a result, the Italians slumped to ninth in the Constructors’ Championship, with star driver Pierre Gasly having also departed to Alpine for the forthcoming campaign.

The side have signed talented rookie Nyck de Vries to replace the Frenchman, who is a former Formula 2 and Formula E World Champion.

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Remaining at AlphaTauri for a third season is Yuki Tsunoda, who will likely be axed from the team at the end of the season should he fail to deliver.

AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost has always believed that a driver needs three seasons to prove themselves at the pinnacle of motorsport, meaning 2023 is the do-or-die season for Tsunoda.

Going into the new season, Tost believes Tsunoda “improved a lot” in 2022 in several areas, with the team boss having highlighted the Japanese driver’s qualifying performances in particular.

“He has developed quite well,” Tost told GPFans.

“It was not an easy season for him because it was always dependent on car performance.

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“But I must say he improved a lot, especially in the last few races. He was also quite strong in qualifying.

“He learned,” Tost added, in regard to Tsunoda’s temper.

“There were hardly any bad communications or emotional communications on the radio.”