Alfa Romeo Racing C38

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Alfa Romeo C38
Alfa Romeo C38 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA ALFA ROMEO RACING (46388731925).jpg
Antonio Giovinazzi driving the C38 during a pre-season test
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorAlfa Romeo
Designer(s)Simone Resta
Predecessor
Technical specifications
EngineFerrari 064 1.6 L (98 cu in) direct injection V6 turbocharged engine limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout
Electric motorFerrari kinetic and thermal energy recovery systems
TransmissionEight forward and one reverse gears
Weight743 kg (1,638.0 lb)
FuelShell V-Power
TyresPirelli P Zero (dry)
Pirelli Cinturato (wet)
Competition history
Notable entrantsAlfa Romeo Racing
Notable drivers
Debut2019 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
30000

The Alfa Romeo C38 is a Formula One racing car designed and constructed by Alfa Romeo Racing to compete during the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.[1][2] It is the first Sauber-engineered car to be badged Alfa Romeo following a team renaming deal struck with Sauber Motorsport AG in February 2019.[3] The car will be driven by Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi.[4] The car made its debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix, with Räikkönen scoring the car's first points.

Technical details[edit]

The C38's engine is a 1600cc V6 engine, with a single turbocharger. The Energy Recovery System (ERS) is accumulated into a battery pack and deployed via a 120kW electric motor. The C38 has an 8-speed gearbox, 6-piston Brembo brake callipers, and carbon-composite discs and pads from Carbon Industries.[5] The chassis is a carbon-composite monocoque; the front suspension has double wishbones, with inboard spring and damper units actuated by push-rods; the rear suspension is Multilink, with inboard spring and damper elements actuated by pull-rods. The C38 has OZ wheels and Pirelli tyres.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
AUS BHR CHN AZE ESP MON CAN FRA AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN RUS JPN MEX USA BRA ABU
2019 Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 063 P Giovinazzi 15 11 15 12* 5th*
Räikkönen 8 7 9

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Noble, Jonathan (18 February 2019). "Alfa Romeo reveals 2019 Formula 1 car livery". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  2. ^ Coch, Mat (14 February 2019). "Alfa Romeo breaks cover for Fiorano test". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Sauber F1 team renamed Alfa Romeo Racing". motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. 1 February 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 FIA Formula One World Championship Entry List". Federation Internationale de l'Automobile. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  5. ^ Sauber Group: Alfa Romeo Racing C38-Ferrari - Sauber Group, accessdate: 14. April 2019