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When all the 2023 Formula 1 cars are being revealed

The 2023 Formula 1 (F1) season is getting underway in a little over a month and none of the cars that will be competing has yet been unmasked.

This means fans of the world’s most prestigious race have a jam-packed three weeks to look forward to, as all 10 teams are set to unveil their high-speed machines between the 31st of January and 16th of February.

Kicking off the festivities will be Haas with its VF-23 livery launch on the final day of January, an all-new team sponsor justifying an all-new look over the old black-and-red scheme.

Following shortly after, last year’s champions Red Bull will reveal its RB7 on 3 February, with Williams to unwrap the FW45 on 6 February – one day prior to Alfa Romeo’s reveal of its C43 on the 7th.

AlphaTauri’s AT04 will see the light of day on 11 February, not long before UK-based Aston Martin and McLaren who have both booked out the 13th for showing off their new AMR23 and MCL37 at their respective Silverstone and Woking factories.

Rather fittingly, firey Ferrari has then chosen Valentine’s day to take the covers off its yet-unnamed racer only known by the codename 675.

Second to last, Mercedes is unveiling the W14 on 15 February also at Silverstone, while Alpine is to make the final reveal of the year with its A523 on 16 February in London.

The 2023 F1 car launch dates are summarised below:

  • Haas – 31 January
  • Red Bull – 3 February
  • Williams – 6 February
  • Alfa Romeo – 7 February
  • AlphaTauri – 11 February
  • Aston Martin – 13 February
  • McLaren – 13 February
  • Ferrari – 14 February
  • Mercedes – 15 February
  • Alpine – 16 February

What to look forward to

The 2023 F1 championship is set to be one for the record books with revised regulations, fresh faces, and new race locations sprucing things up.

Notably, two-time defending champion Max Verstappen of Red Bull will look to continue his dominance and take home a third trophy this year, while 2022’s second and third-place finishers Ferrari and Mercedes are looking to dethrone the Dutchman.

Additionally, six out of the 10 teams in contention in 2023 have different drive line-ups than they did the year before, with several rookies set to make their F1 debut including Logan Sargeant for Williams, Nyck de Vries for AlphaTauri, and Oscar Piastri for McLaren.

The 2023 championship will further see a total of 23 races with six sprint races on top – as well as Las Vegas being back on the map for the first time since 1982.

Sprint races are 100km dashes and the first car to reach the line earns the starting spot on the grid for Sunday’s main event, and for the upcoming season, the sprints have been slightly tweaked with DRS activation being brought forward by one lap as well as Safety Car restarts within Sprints.

We’ll see these races taking place on Saturdays in Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Qatar, and the United States.

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