February 22nd, 2023

Drive the future: the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake C43 is live in F1 22

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake fans will get a unique chance to drive the team’s new car before pre-season testing even started – as the new C43 goes live in EA SPORTS’ F1 22.

As part of the team’s ongoing strategy to bring its growing fanbase closer to the heart of our racing, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake C43 has been made available to drive in Time Trial mode in the official Formula One video game – the only 2023 car to feature in its roster – ahead of the start of pre-season testing. The striking red-and-black livery will take to the track in Bahrain on February 23-25 in the capable hands of Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu – but fans all over the world will be able to sample the latest machine produced in Hinwil before then.

Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Managing Director of Sauber Group and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Representative: “Fans mean everything to us, and to be able to give them the chance to drive our new Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake C43 before they even see it on track in real life is something that was never done before in the official F1 video games. We’re proud to be at the leading edge of this pioneering approach, but this is not the whole story: we have a lot more in store, planned for the season, and we can’t wait to show you.”

John Merchant, F1 Global Brand Director at EA SPORTS: “Pre-season testing is a highly anticipated moment in the Formula One calendar and the first opportunity for fans to see how the new cars perform on the grid. We’re delighted to become part of the 2023 re-start by giving our players the opportunity to be the first to race and test the C43.”