AlphaTauri has finally revealed its hand by conducting an initial shakedown of its AT04.
Following a low-key launch of its livery on a show car in New York on Saturday, the Italian-based team has now been able to put its 2023 F1 challenger through its paces.
Yuki Tsunoda was given the honour of taking the wheel first at Misano ahead of new team-mate Nyck de Vries.
The Dutch driver receives his long-awaited chance in F1 after previously enjoying a lengthy motorsport career during which he has won the F2 and Formula E titles.
That leaves McLaren and Mercedes to rack up a few laps.
What was effectively a demonstration run stopped short of a full shakedown but at least the team was able to get an early read on the car and run the rule over systems checks.
— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) February 14, 2023