Pictures: Alfa Romeo reveal ‘stunning’ livery after accidentally leaking it

Alfa Romeo became the fourth team to launch their 2023 livery, with the Swiss outfit having been the first to show their actual car for the forthcoming season.

Alfa Romeo revealed to the world the C43 on Tuesday morning, with the Hinwil-based outfit having ditched their colour scheme from the last few seasons, in exchange for a completely new-look.

Gone is the red and white colour scheme that many fans have loved over the last few seasons, with the side having switched the white for black for 2023.

The car certainly gives off a bold look, as Alfa Romeo hope for another strong campaign, in what is potentially their last season in Formula 1.

Sauber and Alfa Romeo are parting ways at the end of the forthcoming season, meaning the Italian manufacturer will likely be wanting to end on a high.

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Replicating their 2022 performance would go down very nicely, with Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu having sealed sixth in the Constructors’ Championship for the team.

Bottas is clearly a big fan of the car and its livery, with the Finnish driver having labelled it as a “fine evolution from last year”.

“I really like our new livery,” said Bottas.

“I think it’s stunning, and a fine evolution from last year.

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“We made some pretty solid progress together [last year], and now there’s only one direction to follow: up, higher, and better.

“There is obviously still work to do and things to improve, but I am confident we have it in ourselves to aim for even higher results this year.

“I cannot wait to go back to racing, I am fully charged and eager to get the new season started.”

It’s been a busy off-season for the team, with former team principal and CEO of the Sauber Group Frederic Vasseur having switched to Ferrari.

Former McLaren boss Andreas Seidl has since returned to Sauber to fill the CEO role, whilst Alessandro Alunni Bravi has been given a new role of team representative.

Bravi will effectively be the side’s team principal in 2023, meaning he’ll be a prominent figure trackside.

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He’s already recognised how “committed” the team is to having a successful season, with the hope being that the side’s hard work will result in “rewards”.

“Our new car is the result of months of work, but today is just the beginning of a journey: we need to keep working hard, with humility and dedication, to bring performance to the track,” said Bravi.

“Everyone in the team is committed to this target and I am confident we will reap the rewards of our work.”