Alpine A523

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Thunder wrote:
Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:25 am
https://i.imgur.com/R86vIUw.png

This is the official Alpine A523 car thread. The thread has been created to facilitate discussion specifically about the A523 car.

Please, ONLY discuss technical items of this car. Refrain from speculation.

General discussion about the team, its drivers and performance can be posted in the team thread.

Livery discussion also belongs in the 2023 Alpine F1 Team thread.
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Wow. That is not a good looking car...

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The car looks like seperate teams worked on different parts of the car.

It looks like an old woman in a robe.

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Credit?

On another note, interesting profile of the End Plates:

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From the above pictures

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SmallSoldier wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2023 7:02 pm
Credit?

On another note, interesting profile of the End Plates:

https://i.imgur.com/V1aD3NX.jpg

From the above pictures
Someone shamelessly removed the photographers signature from the photo :lol:
At least rewrite his name at one corner

The endplate is the same design as last year ; )
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You can see from the side-on shot that they have cooling louvers on the back of the engine cover centerline like Haas and Red Bull ran last year, despite having no shark fin.

I wonder if they moved the cockpit rearwards in order to give themselves more distance between the tunnel entrances and the front axle, causing them to push everything behind it backwards, and that's why they don't have a shark fin.
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Blackout wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2023 7:17 pm
SmallSoldier wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2023 7:02 pm
Credit?

On another note, interesting profile of the End Plates:

https://i.imgur.com/V1aD3NX.jpg

From the above pictures
Someone shamelessly removed the photographers signature from the photo :lol:
At least rewrite his name at one corner

The endplate is the same design as last year ; )
viewtopic.php?t=30842&start=60
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A different angle. I wonder if they opted to increase the width of the nose to put more front downforce, instead of increasing the size of the front wing. The latter still looks like the smallest FW.

Is there a maximum volume for the nose?

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Looks like some sort of cooling ducts on the shark fin area, ala Mercedes did a while back although not as extreme...

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continuum16 wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2023 7:20 pm
You can see from the side-on shot that they have cooling louvers on the back of the engine cover centerline like Haas and Red Bull ran last year, despite having no shark fin.

I wonder if they moved the cockpit rearwards in order to give themselves more distance between the tunnel entrances and the front axle, causing them to push everything behind it backwards, and that's why they don't have a shark fin.
Those rear outlets got more prominent indeed. And maybe they are filling what remains of the shark fin volume.
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Regarding the cockpit position, that's what I was speculating in the other thread.

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At the very least, I think Alpine's aero team proved themselves to be pretty solid. Not too much visual difference I can spot from the above photos which shows confidence in their concept.

If they can reliably wring more performance out of the PU, they should be up at the front of the midfield again.

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The water slides seem to start earlier too
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The water slide looks a bit smoother here. Less bumpy around the exhausts area...
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Looks like the upper rear wishbones are dropped on the chassis connections a bit.
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probably the front and the rear wing will be different in testing, like other teams.