It’s not very often that Alfa Romeo launches a supercar, so you can imagine why the brand wants to make plenty of noise about the new 33 Stradale. One way it’s doing this is by decking out the ‘C43’ of its Sauber-run F1 team in a special livery.
It features the Italian Tricolore over predominantly black bodywork, with gold accents including 33 Stradale lettering. It’ll be used for one race only, and a fitting one at that - the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. In other words, the team’s kinda/sorta home race, if you ignore the fact the squad is actually based in Switzerland.
The livery was unveiled by drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu at a special event held in Alfa Romeo’s museum in Arese. The pair will no doubt be hoping for a decent result in front of the Italian crowd, especially as the team currently sits second from last in the 2023 standings.
Speaking about Alfa Romeo’s new supercar and the livery that pays tribute to it, CEO Jean Philippe Imparato said:
“With the new 33 Stradale, we wanted to create something that lived up to our past, to serve the Alfa Romeo brand and to make the Alfisti fandom proud. Such a result could only have been achieved thanks to the expertise, hard work and passion of our team, with the support of management who have the clear ambition to contribute to writing chapters in the brand’s future, in full respect of its unique history. This is the brand’s first fuoriserie (custom-built) car since 1969, and I promise it won’t be the last.
“Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake’s tribute livery embodies the spirit, the passion and the vision we have put in the 33 Stradale: it is pure, classic sportiness, and it combines looks with performance. I cannot wait to see it on track this weekend.”