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Alpine F1 Team

Alpine set bullish targets for 2023 season

Alpine Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer has set his sights on achieving their goals in "convincing" style, as they bid to break away from the midfield.

Otmar Szafnauer has laid out the aims for Alpine's 2023 F1 season, with the team looking to build on a successful 2022 season.

Following on from their P4 finish in last season's Constructors' Championship, Alpine have set their sights on breaking away from the Formula One midfield as their next step in their '100-race' plan.

With the French team only clinching their 'best of the rest' accolade on the final race of the season, Team Principal Szafnauer set higher reliability targets, along with a P4 championship finish in "convincing fashion".

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“This time of the year is often filled with both excitement and anticipation ahead of a new Formula 1 season," commented Szafnauer.

"It was a fantastic feeling to reach our objectives in 2022 by finishing in a well-deserved fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship; a healthy and significant milestone on our 100-race plan as outlined by Laurent at the beginning of the season. We have just under 80 races left on this mission and I’m proud to lead the team on this journey.

"For 2023, the aim is simple: at a minimum, we must finish in fourth and in a much more convincing fashion. By that, it means, more finishes, more points and less unforced retirements.

"I have high expectations from everyone in the team – not least Esteban and Pierre – who will work collaboratively to deliver the best possible results for the team.”

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