Alpine F1 car spotted bizarrely hanging in London nightclub

Alpine were the last team to launch their 2023 car, showing off the A523 earlier this week.

Since rebranding from Renault in 2021, Alpine have been steadily improving in Formula 1, ending last season as the best of the rest team on the grid, having been beaten to that title by McLaren the year before.

The French team have now unveiled their challenger for 2023, the A523, with the team set to run two liveries once again this year.

A pink livery will be on the car in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Australia, before the team return to their traditional blue and pink mix.

An Alpine F1 car has now bizarrely been spotted in a London nightclub, most likely as part of some sort of Alpine promotion for the new car.

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The Alpine was photographed hanging from the ceiling in London’s Printworks nightclub, which is reportedly set to close in the near future.

F1 fans on Reddit have been reacting to the photograph, with many baffled as to why a Formula 1 car is hanging from the ceiling in a nightclub.

It is believed that with this photograph being taken on a weekday and the majority of people in the photograph wearing lanyards, this was a promotional event for Alpine.

It seems highly unlikely that the Alpine will remain suspended from the ceiling when Printworks next host an event, but you can never say never in the crazy worlds of F1 and raving.

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Having finished as the best of the rest team last year, the natural progression is for Alpine to aim to break into the podium places more often in 2023.

Alpine team principal Otmar Szafnauer has said that his team’s aims for this season should be simply to improve on last year, with more consistent and impressive performances.

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“It was a fantastic feeling to reach our objectives in 2022 by finishing in a well-deserved fourth place in the constructors’ championship; a healthy and significant milestone on our 100-race plan as outlined by Laurent [Rossi] at the beginning of the season,” he said.

“For 2023, the aim is simple: at a minimum, we must finish in fourth and in a much more convincing fashion. By that, it means, more finishes, more points and less unforced retirements.”

With Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon in the cars for this season, the expectations are high for Alpine as they continue to grow in F1.