Alfa Romeo Racing C38

The Alfa Romeo C38 is a Formula One racing car designed and constructed by Alfa Romeo Racing to compete during the 2019 Formula One World Championship.[2][3] 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.[4] The car was driven by Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi.[5] The car made its debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix, with Räikkönen scoring the car's first points.

Alfa Romeo C38
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Antonio Giovinazzi driving the C38 during a pre-season test
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorAlfa Romeo
Designer(s)Simone Resta (Technical Director)
Luca Furbatto (Chief Designer)
Predecessor
Technical specifications[1]
Suspension (front)Double wishbone, inboard spring and damper unit actuated by push-rods
Suspension (rear)Multilink, inboard spring and damper elements actuated by pull-rods
Length5,500 mm (216.5 in)
Width2,000 mm (78.7 in)
Height950 mm (37.4 in)
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
TransmissionFerrari 8-speed quick-shift carbon gearbox, longitudinally mounted, carbon-composite clutch
Weight740 kg (1,631.4 lb)
FuelShell V-Power
Brakes6-piston Brembo brake calipers (carbon-composite discs/pads)
TyresPirelli P Zero (dry)
Pirelli Cinturato (wet)
Competition history
Notable entrantsAlfa Romeo Racing
Notable drivers
Debut2019 Australian Grand Prix
Last event2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
210000
Räikkönen at the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix

Technical detailsEdit

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 120 kW electric motor. The C38 has an 8-speed gearbox, 6-piston Brembo brake callipers, and carbon-composite discs and pads from Carbon Industries.[6] 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 resultsEdit

(key)

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 Antonio Giovinazzi 15 11 15 12 16 19 13 16 10 Ret 13 18 18 9 10 15 14 14 14 5 16 57 8th
Kimi Räikkönen 8 7 9 10 14 17 15 7 9 8 12 7 16 15 Ret 13 12 Ret 11 4 13

Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed over 90% of the winner's race distance.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alfa Romeo Racing C38-Ferrari". Sauber Group. 2019. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  2. ^ Noble, Jonathan (18 February 2019). "Alfa Romeo reveals 2019 Formula 1 car livery". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  3. ^ Coch, Mat (14 February 2019). "Alfa Romeo breaks cover for Fiorano test". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Sauber F1 team renamed Alfa Romeo Racing". motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. 1 February 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 FIA Formula One World Championship Entry List". Federation Internationale de l'Automobile. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  6. ^ Sauber Group: Alfa Romeo Racing C38-Ferrari - Sauber Group Archived 2019-02-18 at the Wayback Machine, accessdate: 14. April 2019