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The Alfa Romeo C43 launch date is known

The Alfa Romeo C43 launch date is known

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Alfa Romeo has announced its plans to introduce its F1 race car for 2023. The Swiss team will look to build on last year's promising first year under F1's new technical regulations, finishing sixth in the constructors' standings ahead of Aston Martin, Haas, AlphaTauri and Williams. The year before, the team finished ninth, beating only the Haas team. The new challenger, the C43, will be piloted by Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, and will be unveiled on February 7 at 10am CET in Zurich. Alfa Romeo's launch date is the third earliest of those already confirmed, with Red Bull confirming a gala event in New York on February 3rd and Williams on February 6th. This year the team is facing reform following the departure of team manager Fred Vasseur
Formula 1, FP1: Mercedes racer in Austin a second before Verstappn

Formula 1, FP1: Mercedes racer in Austin a second before Verstappn

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The Formula 1 caravan has returned to the popular Austin in Texas, which will be the scene of the hot title fight between Max Verstappn and Lewis Hamilton, after a one-year absence due to last year's race cancellation, which was caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But by Sunday, when this duel was supposed to flare up, the first free practice was on the agenda today, which was given to Valtteri Bottas by a hair in front of teammate Lewis Hamilton, who also got a new internal combustion engine here in Austin - the third outside the permitted quantity. The Mercedes duo was convincingly ahead of Max Verstappn in third place. Ferrari, which is fighting for the third place in the construction championship with McLarn, also showed good form in the first training session. Among the ten
Bottas can play a “key role” for Hamilton’s title

Bottas can play a “key role” for Hamilton’s title

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Valtteri Bottas can play a key role for Mercedes as well as Lewis Hamilton in this year's fight for the world title, the head of the Mercedes team, Toto Wolff, is convinced after Finch's victory in Turkey. Bottas won in Istanbul Park for the first time this year, and Wolff believes the Finn, who is saying goodbye to the team at the end of the season, has found better form and will be able to help his teammate fight for his eighth championship title. “Maybe it wasn’t Valtteri’s last win of the season as he drove an amazing race,” Wolff says. "He easily started from the best starting position, escaped the pursuers and drove the fastest laps in the race. He was the best at saving tires and he had everything under control. He drove the fastest lap in the race, he definitely deserves a clean ten for the whole race.
Bottas wins on the wet track of Turkey ahead of Verstappn, Hamilton only fifth

Bottas wins on the wet track of Turkey ahead of Verstappn, Hamilton only fifth

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Valtteri Bottas successfully turned his best starting position at the Turkish Grand Prix into a victory after leading the race almost all the time from start to finish. With second place, Max Verstappen won important points in the fight for the title, and another Red Bull racer, Sergio Perez, finished the race on the podium. Lewis Hamilton, who started the race in 11th place due to a change of engine, tried to drive all laps on more than one set of light rain tires on the track, which was wet throughout the race, but in the last laps he still had to stop. to which he slipped to fifth place and thus scored 10 points, eight less than his title contender, Verstappna. The Dutchman is now in the overall standings, 6 races before the end of the season, ahead of Hamilton by six points.
Mercedes is tactically sending Bottas to the start of the starting lineup in Russia

Mercedes is tactically sending Bottas to the start of the starting lineup in Russia

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Before the start of the Formula 1 race for the Grand Prix of Russia, Mercedes announced that it had changed the drive unit of Finn Valtteri Bottas, which would result in him losing ten starting places and starting the race in Sochi, where he finished seventh in qualifying. . Bottas will start the fifth engine this year after using the new power unit at the Italian Grand Prix, and will face Nicholas Latifi, Charles Leclerc, and Max Verstappn, practically Lewis Hamilton's only contender for the world title this year. Mercedes has confirmed that this is a "tactical opportunity".
Formula 1, Italian GP: Bottas wins sprint qualifiers, Verstappen second

Formula 1, Italian GP: Bottas wins sprint qualifiers, Verstappen second

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Where else would a sprint race be more appropriate than right at the fastest racetrack of the Formula 1 season in Monza. Before the start of the sprint test, the world's fastest man in the 100 meters in Tokyo, Lamont Marcell Jacobs, paid tribute to the fastest racers in the world before they entered the introductory formation round. Leading Bottas and Verstappn did quite well, which would be hard to say for Lewis Hamilton, who "fell asleep" and lost three places, as he was overtaken by both McLaren, who started on soft tires, and Pierre Gasly, who he had previously collided slightly with the rear of one of the McLarns, which was enough to break his front wings, which then gave way, broke off, and Gasly ran over him and then ended up in the safety fence. He therefore drove safety onto the track
Valtteri BOTTAS moves to Alfa Romeo at the end of the season

Valtteri BOTTAS moves to Alfa Romeo at the end of the season

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Bottas won the title in 2011 in the GP3 series with the ART Grand Prix team, then led by Frederic Vasseur. The Finn has been a member of the Mercedes team since the 2017 season, and as a teammate of Lewis Hamilton, he has played an important role in winning constructor titles. In his time at the “Silver Arrows,” he amassed nine wins and 53 podiums. There has been a lot of speculation about his future lately, as George Russell, who will replace Finc with the German team next season, knocked louder on the door of the Mercedes team. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1434845292923392005 There is no official confirmation yet, but anything other than Russell in Bottas headquarters would be a huge surprise. Bottas says he is looking forward to a new challenge. "It's definitely a new step in my career and in
Bottas is penalized for losing three starting places for spinning in the pits

Bottas is penalized for losing three starting places for spinning in the pits

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Valtteri Bottas was already having a hard time with his first race weekend in Austria when, in his second free practice, he spun off the tire changer and almost ran over members of the McLarn team. The Finn did not collide with the car, and McLarn mechanics even helped him to drive on the track. Nevertheless, McLarn complained about the dangerous incident, the FIA ​​called Bottas and a representative of the Mercedes team before the commissioners, and Finca was eventually punished with the loss of three starting places, and two penalty points were added to his account. During the interrogation, Bottas revealed that he had tried a new way of getting out of the exchange place, which was supposed to waste less time. He started out of the box in second gear, the rotation of the rear wheels surprised him and out
F1: Bottas and Hamilton fastest in France

F1: Bottas and Hamilton fastest in France

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The Mercedes racers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton were the fastest racers of the first free practice of the French Grand Prix. The Finn was a good three tenths of a second faster than his teammate, and almost half a second faster than Max Verstappn, in third place. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1405836408456089600 The fourth time was set by another Red Bull racer, Sergio Perez, the winner of the last race in Baku. Fifth was home side Esteban Ocon ahead of Daniel Ricciard, Fernando Alonso and Frenchman Pierre Gasly. Lando Norris and Juki Tsunoda also finished training in the top ten.
Bottas pointed out the possibility of complications when changing tires

Bottas pointed out the possibility of complications when changing tires

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Valtteri Bottas fought for the victory in the race for the Monaco Grand Prix until the fateful stop, where the mechanics failed to unscrew the wheels from his car. For Finn, who is now 58 points behind leader Max Verstappn in the championship, this is the second complication in changing tires, and before the race in the principality, the Mercedes team warned of the possibility of complications. “We always analyze everything very openly, without pointing a finger at anyone, 2 explained the 31-year-old Bottas.“ So it was this time too, when it got complicated at the stop. I pointed this out to the team a few weeks ago, so the problem was no surprise. We know that we are not perfect at stops, but we are also lagging behind in a few other areas, such as heating tires in qualifying. Before Monaco, I knew we were going to have problems, which I ek