The Swiss team Sauber-run Alfa Romeo is setting its sights on consistent success in 2023. With a new face in charge, Andreas Seidl, and a new structure of leadership, the Hinwil operation is pushing forward with a clear goal in mind. This blog post is an in-depth look at Sauber’s focus for 2023, the changes they have made, and their ambitions for the future.
The team finished sixth in the constructors’ championship last year and have some momentum, but they need to improve their reliability and build the structure and processes to the extent they can cope with the demands of a manufacturer. Seidl is believed to have been impressed by the facility when he saw it for the first time in more than a decade, having previously worked at the team between 2006 and 2009.
The focus is on 2023 – and ensuring that the Swiss team evolves in all areas across the board, from production quality and processes at the factory, to raw performance on track and a steep development curve. Alfa Romeo have a good basis on which to work. Last year’s car was very comfortable in slow corners but struggled in the higher-speed stuff – and that ultimately ruled the team out of the fight with Alpine and McLaren for P4 in the constructors’ championship.
A lot of work has gone into making the car behave more consistently, and the early signs are positive. Valtteri Bottas says the car felt more balanced in the simulator and he could feel a step in the high-speed turns. There’s a bold in-season development plan in the works. There’s expected to be at least two sizeable upgrades within the first six races, sources say, with Alfa Romeo keen to sharpen their upgrade rate and make sure they compete consistently across the season.
Sauber-run Alfa Romeo is on a mission to achieve consistent success in 2023. With a new face in charge, a new structure of leadership, and a bold in-season development plan, the Hinwil operation is pushing forward with a clear goal in mind. This blog post is an in-depth look at Sauber’s focus for 2023, the changes they have made, and their ambitions for the future. Read on to learn more about the team’s journey towards success!