Ordinarily, you’d have to wait until the release of the new game to get your hands on an as-yet-unreleased F1 car. But Alfa Romeo are quite literally changing the game this year, allowing you to test drive their C43 in F1 22!
The C43 – Alfa’s challenger for 2023 – was launched on Tuesday February 7 to widespread acclaim, with the team swapping the glossy white-and-red tones of 2022 for an angrier, matte red-and-black get up. And this livery is dropping in F1 22 (the official Formula 1 game by EA Sports and Codemasters) on February 22, the day before pre-season testing begins in Bahrain!
You’ll have access to the car in a very special Time Trial mode, which lets you pit yourself against players in identical Alfa Romeo C43 machines. Simply head to the Time Trial section in-game, and jump into the F1 2023 Preview menu, and take it away!
It’s not the first time we’ve sampled an F1 car way in advance. Alfa Romeo’s future incarnation, Audi, is already present in the game, with their show car livery dropping into Podium Pass back in December. And while the C43 isn’t quite as far away as 2026, it’s another great opportunity to get a look at the future.
Alfa Romeo will get back out on track along with the other nine teams on Thursday morning, as testing commences at 0700 UTC at Bahrain International Circuit.
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