Antonio Giovinazzi behind the wheel of the Alfa Romeo Racing C38 in Barcelona – Day 2, 2019 Winter Testing
Barcelona, 19th February 2019 – The Alfa Romeo Racing team headed into the second day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with the Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi in the cockpit of the 2019 contender, the Alfa Romeo Racing C38.
Antonio completed a total of 101 laps throughout the day, with the focus having been on set-up work and aerodynamic tests. Like yesterday, the car proved to be reliable and showed a good performance. The team feels confident after their second day on track and continues to focus on making progress.
Tomorrow Kimi Räikkönen will take back the cockpit for his second day of testing at the Barcelona.
Antonio Giovinazzi (car number 99):
“It was a great experience to drive my own Formula One car for the first time and I look forward to developing it together with our team throughout this season. We are at the beginning of the testing process, so we tried out some different aerodynamic configurations to learn about the behaviour of the car. I felt very comfortable in it, and we put in a good number of laps. Overall, it was a positive day and I look forward to being in the car again on Thursday.”
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Antonio Giovinazzi
Weather: sunny and dry; air 5-17°C, track 6-27°C
Chassis / engine: Alfa Romeo Racing C38 – 01 / Ferrari
Laps: 101 laps, 470.155 km
Fastest lap: 1:19.312 (C4)
About Alfa Romeo brand:
Since its founding in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles.
In every Alfa Romeo, technology and passion converge to produce a true work of art – every detail essential, every design the perfect harmony between beauty and purpose, engineering and emotion. Fully reviving Alfa Romeo’s spirit and maximizing its global appeal has been one of FCA’s priorities. Following a clear and well-defined strategy, Alfa Romeo is writing a new chapter in its more than century-long history that represents an extraordinary opportunity to realize the brand’s full potential. Today, Alfa Romeo is a true showcase of the Group’s best resources, talent and technological know-how. First with the Giulia, and more recently with the Stelvio, Alfa Romeo has created two models that capture the pure and original spirit of the brand – that instantly recognizable thoroughbred character. These models are testament to Alfa Romeo’s La meccanica delle emozioni spirit and quintessential examples of what people have come to expect from this prestigious brand. Alfa Romeo is winning the hearts of a new generation and retaking its rightful position as one of the world’s most desired premium brands. It is, once again, one of the leading symbols of Italian engineering and style, an icon of Italy’s technological excellence and creative spirit. After more than 30 years of absence from Formula One, the brand announced its return to the sport in 2018 as Title Sponsor of the Sauber F1 Team.
About Sauber Group of Companies:
The Sauber Group of Companies is composed of three entities – Sauber Motorsport AG, which operates the Formula One team – Sauber Engineering AG, which focuses on prototype development and additive manufacturing – and Sauber Aerodynamik AG, which conducts full- and model-scale testing in the factory’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel and creates ground-breaking innovations in the field of aerodynamics. The companies collaborate closely to apply the expertise of over 450 dedicated individuals at the headquarter in Hinwil, Switzerland, to all internal and external projects.
Since its founding in 1970, the passion for racing has been at the heart of Sauber. For over 45 years, the innovative Swiss company has been setting standards in the design, development and construction of race cars for various championship series, such as Formula One, DTM, and WEC. Following its own Formula One debut in 1993, Sauber Motorsport AG has established one of the few traditional and privately held teams in the sport. After 25 years of competition in Formula One, the company launched a long-term partnership with Title Sponsor Alfa Romeo in 2018 and enters the 2019 championship under the Team name Alfa Romeo Racing.
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