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 740 kg. More importantly, drivers must weigh at least 80 kg together with his seat and driving equipment.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Steering wheel||Alfa Romeo Racing|
Dimensions & weight
|Height (without T camera)||950 mm|
|Track width, front||1,650 mm|
|Track width, rear||1,550 mm|
|Weight||743kg minimum weight including driver at all times|
|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|
|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|