F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN - C39 - 2020 - front side-face

F1 2020 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C39 : new concept! [1.6L (V6 à 90°) Turbo Ferrari Hybrid Power Unit +ERS]

28/02/2020 - Ewen LJ Team Principal DESIGNMOTEUR - Sport - ,

Sauber Motorsport ‘to manages and operates’ le team ‘Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN’ engagé dans le championnat du monde de F1, a présenté la monplace pour la saison 2020, dénommé C39, juste avant la session début des essais hivernaux, sur la pitlane du Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. La révélation de la voiture vient compléter la grille de départ, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN étant ‘final team to launch its livery ahead of the new season’. ellipse narrative. Les sessions de F1 Testings, ‘six days of on-track’ viennent de se terminer et c’est la F1 2020 C39 qui a roulé le plus rapidement en terme de top speed avec 334 km/h. Sous le capot carénage de la monoplace Alfa Romeo c’est un bloc moteur V6 1.6L Power Unit Ferrari. Présentation.

F1 2020 reveal C39

F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN - C39 - 2020 - F1 Testing - pitlane to track - official photo
F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN – C39 – 2020 – F1 Testing – pitlane to track – official photo

Race drivers Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi, alongside reserve driver Robert Kubica and development driver Tatiana Calderon, pulled the covers off the C39 during a roll-out presentation in the pitlane at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Design Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN

F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN - C39 - 2020 - front-face
F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN – C39 – 2020 – front-face

The livery, developed in close cooperation with the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, features the iconic red of Alfa Romeo, with scarlet stripes now extending all the way towards the front of the chassis.

F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN - C39 - 2020 - top front-face
F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN – C39 – 2020 – top front-face

Designed and developed under the coordination of Technical Director, Jan Monchaux, the C39 is a completely new concept aimed at helping the team build on the strong steps made in the last two years and continue its progress towards the front of the grid.

F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN - C39 - 2020 - front side-face
F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN – C39 – 2020 – front side-face

“The C39 is the product of the hard work and vision of a large group of highly committed individuals and it’s testament to the quality of everyone in our team. We hope it will help us move the team forward and achieve our objectives.

Our target hasn’t changed: we want to do a better job tomorrow than we did today. We are a growing team and still have to improve in every single area and every single department of the company.

This is an open-ended project, there is no finish line – everyone has to be fully focused and dedicated. We are moving forward, we already did a huge step compared to where we were at the beginning of 2018 but we have to continue on this path.”

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN & CEO Sauber Motorsport
F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN - C39 - 2020 - side-face
F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN – C39 – 2020 – side-face

ORLEN logos adorn, among other locations, the sidepods and the rear wing. Overall, it’s a strong design that pays tribute to the Sauber Motorsport tradition – on the 50th anniversary of the team’s foundation – and to the team’s partners.

F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN - C39 - 2020 - rear side-face
F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN – C39 – 2020 – rear side-face

Moteur Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN

F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN - C39 - 2020 - rear-face
F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN – C39 – 2020 – rear-face

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.

The entire drivetrain is supplied by Ferrari.

under the hood Power Unit Ferrari Hybrid

  • Power unit: 2020 Ferrari Hybrid
  • Transmission: Ferrari 8-speed quick-shift carbon gearbox, longitudinally mounted, carbon-composite clutch
  • Electronics: Magneti Marelli, McLaren Electronic Systems, Bosch
  • ERS (Energy Recovery System) : Ferrari
  • 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
  • Steering wheel: Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen
  • Driver’s Pedals and Seat: Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen

under the hood engine Ferrari V6 1.6L Turbo

  • Ferrari power unit
  • 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 Turbine and compressor
  • Maximum fuel flow: 100 kg/h
  • Maximum fuel capacity: 120kg of which 110kg max usable during the race
  • Injection: 500 bar – direct
  • Units per driver: 3

Châssis Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN

F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN - C39 - 2020 - F1 Testing - pitlane to track - official photo
F1 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN – C39 – 2020 – F1 Testing – pitlane to track – official photo

The cell is made from a sandwich style carbon composite structure. It offers superior stiffness to weight ratio and structural integrity. The 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.

“The C39 is a natural evolution of last year’s car, even though it doesn’t share a lot with its predecessor. We have been further improving our car but, apart maybe rims and tyres and some internal components, there is barely a single visible part that is the same.

It’s the usual process of constant improvement, but it’s a brand new beast. We expect to improve on what we achieved last season, to make a step forward and hopefully be able to fight for the position at the top of the midfield.”

Jan Monchaux, Technical Director, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN

under the hood chassis C39

  • Monocoque: Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen Carbon-composite
  • Front suspension: Double wishbone, inboard spring and Multimatics damper units actuated by pushrods
  • Rear suspension: Multilink, inboard hydraulic suspension actuated by pullrods
  • Brakes: Brembo 6 piston brake callipers. Brembo carbon-composite and discs and pads

behind the wheel C39

The tyres are another key element. For the 2020 season, Pirelli is once again the official tyre supplier for the FIA Formula One Championship.

The construction and compounds are the same as 2019 but the compound allocation might vary this season compared to the 2019 allocation.


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.

Source et images :
Sauber Motorsport
Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN
Ferrari