Purple Bull to launch in NYC on February 3
The defending constructors’ champion can have a brand new group equipment provider this season that’s listed as a part of the occasion, together with the brand new automobile on what’s at present the earliest date confirmed forward of the opening race. Purple Bull’s launch comes three days earlier than Williams, and eight days earlier than sister group AlphaTauri additionally holds an occasion in New York Metropolis to indicate off its 2023 livery.
All three drivers of Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Daniel Ricciardo might be in attendance in NYC, as Purple Bull hosts its launch in the identical nation because the headquarters of its title sponsor — Austin-based tech large Oracle.
Purple Bull’s date is sort of two weeks earlier than the likes of Mercedes and Ferrari will exhibit their 2023 vehicles, and commonly the group has displayed an undeveloped mannequin throughout pre-season earlier than the true automobile is lastly seen for the primary time throughout testing.
This season, Purple Bull might be coping with a penalty with regards to automobile growth, having had its wind tunnel and CFD time restricted by the FIA on account of breaching the finances cap final yr. The group was already dealing with much less aerodynamic testing time than its rivals on account of successful the constructors’ title in 2022, however has the extra punishment on high of a fantastic.
Solely Alfa Romeo and Haas have but to substantiate their launch plans for the approaching season.