F1 team Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen saved 2% of the car weight in C39 by printing 143 metal parts on MetalFAB1
Additive Industries’ Technology Partner F1 team Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen has dropped its special snakeskin livery camouflage on the C39 and revealed the latest changes in the 2020 season bodywork.
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.
The 143 metal 3D printed parts (58 Ti, 19 high performance aluminium alloy and 66 AlSi10Mg parts), printed on Sauber Engineering’s four MetalFAB1 systems saved at least 2% of the car’s weight, which will be very beneficial for the car’s performance.
The part type is ranging from chassis inserts to cooling circuit piping, from safety structures to light weight fairings, from electronic component installation to bodywork components, confirmed the technical director Jan Monchaux.
We wish the whole Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen F1 team the best of luck for this season!