AlphaTauri’s new AT04 hit the monitor for the primary time forward of the 2023 Formulation 1 season.
Yuki Tsunoda drove the automotive on the Misano monitor in Italy. A world championship race has by no means been held on the 4.2km monitor, however the Faenza-based crew makes use of it frequently to launch new F1 vehicles.
AlphaTauri held a launch occasion in New York on Saturday for her new look. The automotive options the colours of the brand new sponsor Orlen, who left rival crew Alfa Romeo.
New teammate Nyck de Vries joins Tsunoda for subsequent season. De Vries, who turned 28 final week, is beginning his first full season as an F1 driver.
The crew endured a disappointing 2022 marketing campaign the place they fell to ninth place out of 10 groups. However coach Jody Egginton mentioned they discovered helpful classes from final 12 months’s automotive, which he mentioned was endangered by former driver Pierre Gasly’s being obese.
“We discovered lots from the AT03 all through the event course of, and far of what we discovered was transferred into the general structure of the AT04 to repair a number of the weaknesses we recognized from final 12 months’s automotive,” Egginton mentioned. “Merely put, we did not have a little bit of downforce in comparison with our predominant opponents and there was a possibility for mass discount.”
First time on the monitor with the AT04 @yukitsunoda07 on the wheel! 🤙 pic.twitter.com/mjdIOayCG5
— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) February 14, 2023
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