Alpine has become the final team to launch its 2023 Formula 1 car ahead of the new season as it unveiled the A523.

Last year marked Alpine’s best season for four years as it finished fourth in the constructors’ championship, overhauling McLaren by 14 points after a year-long battle.

Despite no repeat of its shock win at the previous season’s Hungarian Grand Prix or a top-three finish, Alpine’s consistency was the key to its P4 finish in 2022 – scoring points at 19 of the 22 races.

The Enstone-based outfit suffered a string of reliability issues that cost it a handful of points through the campaign, something Alpine has worked extensively to address for 2023.

There is a shake-up to the team’s driver line-up for this season following Fernando Alonso’s switch to Aston Martin, with new addition Pierre Gasly lining up alongside French compatriot Esteban Ocon.

Ocon heads into his fourth year at the French manufacturer off the back of equaling his best-ever F1 season, amassing 92 points to finish eighth in the drivers’ championship.

One-time grand prix winner Gasly endured a difficult 2022 season at AlphaTauri as the team’s form slipped, but despite just six points finishes, Gasly is still highly regarded among the current crop of drivers.

Having re-signed with AlphaTauri last summer, Gasly had not been in the frame to fill the second Alpine seat until Red Bull allowed him to be released from his contract to join the team.

The dynamic between Ocon and Gasly is set to be one of the most intriguing storylines this year amid an uneasy relationship that goes back to their karting days in Normandy.

At a launch event in London, Alpine revealed a metallic blue livery on its 2023 challenger with pink across the sidepods to incorporate the colours of title sponsor BWT, as well as some eye-catching changes to the rear of its new design.

Alpine also revealed a reserve pink livery that it will run at the opening three races in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Australia, in a repeat of a commercial initiative it ran at the first two rounds of last season.

The A523 made its on-track debut in a shakedown at Silverstone on Tuesday but will be driven in anger for the first time at pre-season testing in Bahrain from February 23-25.