The new Alfa Romeo has appeared on track for a shakedown in Italy, with the team opting for a radical approach to the new aerodynamic regulations.
The renamed Sauber team ran the C38 at Fiorano on Thursday morning, just before McLaren’s MCL34 was launched in the UK. With Kimi Raikkonen carrying out driving duties, the new car appeared on track in Italy, with a striking front wing design featuring a gap between the elements and end plate.
There’s also an innovative solution with three slots at the front of the nose, and a number of extra inlets around the sidepod and air intake above the driver.
The car also features a complete new livery, with Alfa Romeo logos forming a maroon and black color scheme.
Alfa Romeo will officially present the new car in the pit lane ahead of the start of testing on Monday, but today’s shakedown is the fifth 2019 car to be fully unveiled alongside Mercedes, Red Bull, Toro Rosso and McLaren.
Renault, Haas, Racing Point and Williams have all carried out livery launches and released renderings of their 2019 designs but have yet to run them, with Williams cancelling a planned outing during a filming day on Saturday.