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. 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. The car was driven by Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi. The car made its debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix, with Räikkönen scoring the car's first points.
Antonio Giovinazzi driving the C38 during a pre-season test
|Designer(s)||Simone Resta (Technical Director) |
Luca Furbatto (Chief Designer)
|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|
|Length||5,500 mm (216.5 in)|
|Width||2,000 mm (78.7 in)|
|Height||950 mm (37.4 in)|
|Engine||Ferrari 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 motor||Ferrari kinetic and thermal energy recovery systems|
|Transmission||Ferrari 8-speed quick-shift carbon gearbox, longitudinally mounted, carbon-composite clutch|
|Weight||740 kg (1,631.4 lb)|
|Brakes||6-piston Brembo brake calipers (carbon-composite discs/pads)|
|Tyres||Pirelli P Zero (dry)|
Pirelli Cinturato (wet)
|Notable entrants||Alfa Romeo Racing|
|Debut||2019 Australian Grand Prix|
|Last event||2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix|
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. 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
|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|
† Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed over 90% of the winner's race distance.
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