Alfa Romeo has confirmed its launch plans and will roll out its 2020 Formula 1 car on the morning of the first day of pre-season testing in Barcelona.

The Swiss squad will present its latest F1 challenger at 0815 local time ahead of the start of on-track running on the first day of the opening test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 19.

Alfa Romeo’s 2020 F1 car - the C39 - will be unveiled by drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi, as well as new test and reserve driver Robert Kubica, who has joined the team following his departure from Williams.

Kubica’s arrival at Alfa Romeo has coincided with fresh investment from a new sponsorship deal with his Polish backers Orlen, whose branding will feature prominently on the car and team kit.

Alfa Romeo is now the seventh F1 team to announce its launch plans ahead of the upcoming campaign, leaving just Red Bull, Haas and Williams as the three outfits yet to reveal details about their respective launches.

Last year, Alfa Romeo revealed its C38 livery in an online presentation, before rolling its actual car in the pitlane at the opening Barcelona test. 

The team will be looking to move up the midfield pecking order this season and improve on its eighth-placed finish in the 2019 constructors’ championship.

The opening three-day test takes place at the Spanish Grand Prix venue between February 19-21, before the final three days of action conclude the winter test programme on February 26-28.

F1 team launches so far

February 11: Ferrari

February 12: Renault

February 13: McLaren

February 14: Mercedes, AlphaTauri

February 17: Racing Point

February 19: Alfa Romeo

FEATURE: F1 2020 pre-season testing and launch dates

 

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