Last week with exactly 30 minutes before Formula One (F1) cars took to the track for the first time in 2019, Alfa Romeo Racing presented the new Alfa Romeo Racing C38.
“We are proud to present the Alfa Romeo Racing C38 – a car which is the result of the important work of each of member of our team, at our factory in Switzerland as well as at the track. The livery brings out last year’s features in a stronger and more edgy way. We are proud to display the logos of our partners, who have joined us in the scope of the expansion of our commercial activities, on these cars. I would like to thank everyone who has worked towards creating this car for their relentless enthusiasm for our team’s mission and our sport, and we look forward to continuing to make progress and fight for strong results in the upcoming championship.” Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG, Frédéric Vasseur said.
Already a stunner in 2018, the new 2019 livery is even cooler and sexier, combining the classic colors of the traditional Sauber team (white and blue) with the iconic red symbolizing one of the most historical brands in racing, Alfa Romeo.
Simone Resta, Technical Director Alfa Romeo Racing stated, “Since joining the team last year, I have seen progressive growth on all fronts and am very pleased to see the result of the hard work completed over the course of this winter, our 2019 F1 contender, the new Alfa Romeo Racing C38. All departments have been collaborating well and the whole team has been pushing in the same direction. 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.”
Alfa Romeo Racing enlist drivers Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi for the 2019 racing season. Kimi will be driving the “Stelvio” scheme with the number 7, while Antonio is driving the “Giulia” with number 99, paying homage to his earlier career.
“The car looks great. The livery design is nice. A lot of partners have joined to support this team which is a positive, and we thank them for believing in us. I look forward to getting on track now and learning more about the C38 during the next two weeks of testing.”, Räikkönen said.
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