Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN C42

Survival cell

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN moulded carbon fibre composite structure incorporating ATL fuel cell bladder

Safety Structures

Intrusion protected monocoque, impact absorbing front, side and rear structures, principal roll structure (roll hoop), secondary roll structure (halo)

Front Suspension

Carbon fibre double wishbone, pushrod-activated inboard torsion springs, rockers and Öhlins damper units

Rear suspension

Carbon fibre double wishbone, pushrod-activated inboard torsion springs, rockers and Öhlins damper units

Brake system

Brembo brake calipers, carbon discs and pads, rear brake by wire control

Power unit

Ferrari hybrid turbo V6

Energy Recovery System

Ferrari hybrid energy recovery system via electrical Motor Generator Units

Gearbox

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN carbon fibre maincase with Ferrari cassette containing eight forward speeds and one reverse

Electronics

FIA approved electronics, electrical system including FIA standard ECU

Wheels

18” BBS

Tyres

Pirelli

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795kg
minimum weight including driver at all times
>5,500 mm
Car length
2,000 mm
Car width
970 mm
Car height
≤3,600 mm
Wheelbase
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Survival cell

The survival cell is the heart of the entire car and by far the most complicated structure in a modern Formula One car. 2022 sees further developments aimed at making these the safest Formula One cars in history.

The survival cell is made from a sandwich style carbon composite structure. It offers superior stiffness to weight ratio and structural integrity. The survival cell accommodates the driver’s cockpit area and it is secured to the engine and gearbox by 6 fasteners which have regulated dimensions and coordinates. Following Romain Grosjean’s spectacular crash in Bahrain 2020, new safety measures have been introduced to make the fuel tank detach from the chassis in a safe manner in the event of a major crash.

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Power unit and gearbox

In the current era of hybrid Formula One power units, the main power source is provided by a V6 1600cc engine, mated to a single turbocharger. The energy harvested during a lap by two electric motors (MGUK and MGUH) is stored into a battery pack and deployed via a 120kW electric motor. The gearbox has 8 forward gears and 1 reverse gear.

Starting in 2022, the fuel used by the power units needs to be composed by at least 10% bio ethanol, in a bid to make the sport more sustainable.

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Tyres

2022 sees a big change in tyres, with Pirelli providing new, low-profile 18’’ tyres to replace the 13’’ ones used until 2021. This switch is hugely relevant to road car development and represents one of the big unknowns going into the new season. Pirelli, the sole supplier to the whole of Formula One, has also worked to produce new compounds and tyre structures designed to avoid too much overheating when tyres slide too much.

Car specs

Survival cell Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN moulded carbon fibre composite structure incorporating ATL fuel cell bladder
Safety structures Intrusion protected monocoque, impact absorbing front, side and rear structures, principal roll structure (roll hoop), secondary roll structure (halo)
Cockpit Bespoke carbon fibre composite seat, Sabelt 6-point safety harness
Front suspension Carbon fibre double wishbone, pushrod-activated inboard torsion springs, rockers and Öhlins damper units
Rear suspension Carbon fibre double wishbone, pushrod-activated inboard torsion springs, rockers and Öhlins damper units
Brake system Brembo brake calipers, carbon discs and pads, rear brake by wire control
Steering System Power-assisted rack and pinion, customised carbon fibre steering wheel
Electronics FIA approved electronics, electrical system including FIA standard ECU
Power unit Ferrari hybrid turbo V6
Energy Recovery System Energy Recovery System
Gearbox Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN carbon fibre maincase with Ferrari cassette containing eight forward speeds and one reverse
Gear Selection Sequential, semi-automatic
Clutch Carbon composite
Wheels 18” BBS
Tyres Pirelli

Abmessungen & Gewicht

Overall Length >5,500 mm
Overall Width 2,000 mm
Overall Height 970 mm
Wheelbase ≤3,600 mm
Weight 795kg

Ferrari power unit

Configuration 90° V6
Displacement 1,600 cc
Bore 80 mm
Stroke 53 mm
Valves 4 per cylinder
Turbo charging Single Turbine and compressor
Maximum fuel flow 100 kg/h
Injection 500 bar – direct

Ferrari Energy Recovery System

Architecture Hybrid energy recovery system via electrical Motor Generator Units, MGU-H and MGU-K
Energy Store Lithium-Ion battery, ≥20kg
Max Energy Deployment 4 MJ per lap
MGU-K Max Power 120 kW (161hp)
MGU-K Max RPM 50,000 rpm
MGU-H Max RPM 125,000 rpm