Car

Alfa Romeo Racing C38-Ferrari

Front & Rear Wing

To help drivers chase the cars ahead, wider, higher and much more simplified front and rear wings have been introduced this season. The new front and rear wings also increase the possibilities for overtaking.

New Brake Ducts

To reduce the aerodynamic exploitation of the brake ducts, a simplified design has been introduced. Restrictions on complex design mean that there is less surface area for aerodynamicists to play with.

Rear Wing Endplate Lights

To increase the visibility of cars in tricky weather conditions, and hence improve safety, two additional rear lights – one on each endplate – have been added.

Car & Driver Weight

The minimum weight of the car without fuel has been increased from 733kg to 740kg. More importantly, drivers must weigh at least 80kg together with his seat and driving equipment.

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740 kg
Weight including driver and empty tank
550 cm
Car length
200 cm
Car width
95 cm
Car height
110 kg
Maximum fuel capacity

 

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Survival cell

The survival cell is the base upon which the entire car is built.

A modern Formula One car’s chassis 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.

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Engine and gearbox

In the current era of hybrid Formula One engines, the main power source is provided by a V6 1600cc engine, mated to a single turbocharger. The energy harvested during a lap by the Energy Recovery System (ERS) is accumulated into a battery pack and deployed via a 120kW electric motor.

The gearbox has 8 forward gears and 1 reverse gear.

The entire drivetrain is supplied by Ferrari.

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Tyres

The tyres are another key element. For the 2019 season, Pirelli is once again the official tyre supplier for the FIA Formula One Championship. Pirelli provides five dry tyre compounds and two wet tyre compounds. The dry tyres options (code named C1 to C5) cover the full range from hardest to the softest compounds for the season. The two wet tyre compounds are the Xtreme Wet and the Intermediate. Three dry tyre compound options are defined by Pirelli for each race and will always be called: Hard (white color) / Medium (yellow) and Soft (red) . Teams then have the opportunity to select how many of each tyre to bring to a Grand Prix (total of 13 tyre sets per car) in order to optimise running and performance throughout the weekend.

Technical data

Feature Description
Chassis Carbon-composite monocoque
Front suspension Double wishbone, inboard spring and damper unit actuated by push-rods
Rear suspension Multilink, inboard spring and damper elements actuated by pull-rods
Brakes 6 piston Brembo brake callipers, carbon-composite and discs and pads (Carbon Industries)
Transmission Ferrari 8-speed quick-shift carbon gearbox, longitudinally mounted, carbon-composite clutch
Chassis electronics (CE) MES
ERS Ferrari
Steering wheel Alfa Romeo Racing
Tyres Pirelli
Wheels OZ

Dimensions & weight

Length 5,500 mm
Width 2,000 mm
Height (without T camera) 950 mm
Track width, front 1,650 mm
Track width, rear 1,550 mm
Weight 740 kg minimum weight including driver at all times

Ferrari engine

Feature Description
Configuration V6 90°
Displacement 1,600 cc
Bore 80 mm
Stroke 53 mm
Valves 4 per cylinder
Maximum rev 15,000 rpm
Turbo charging Single Turbo
Maximum fuel flow 100 kg/h
Maximum fuel capacity 110 kg
Injection 500 bar – direct
Units per driver 3

ERS System

Feature Description
Battery energy (per lap) 4 MJ
MGU-K power 120 kW
MGU-K maximum revs 50,000 rpm
MGU-H maximum revs 120,000 rpm