Alfa Romeo’s F1 car starts pre-race tests

Alfa Romeo continues into second season after more than 30 years away from F1.

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Yesterday, exactly 30 minutes before F1 cars officially took to the track for the first time in 2019, Alfa Romeo Racing presented its new Alfa Romeo Racing C38, the final racing car to be unveiled.

New name, new drivers
The team changes in many ways for the 2019 season, starting with the new name of Alfa Romeo Racing instead of Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team name. The management structure is the same as before but there are new drivers – Kimi ‘Iceman’ Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi.

New car
The new car gets livery that combines the classic colours of the traditional Sauber team – white and blue – with the iconic red symbolizing one of the most historical brands in racing, Alfa Romeo. Technical details remain a secret but significant changes would have had to be made to meet the revised regulations. The front wing design appears to be rather different from other cars.

“We have set ambitious targets for this season which brings along a significant change in regulations – mainly from an aerodynamic point of view. We have a great driver line-up and look forward to hearing their feedback in the next two weeks of testing ahead of the first Grand Prix in Melbourne,” said Simone Resta, Technical Director Alfa Romeo Racing.

2019 Alfa Romeo C38 F1


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