Alfa Romeo has become the final team to officially launch its 2020 Formula 1 challenger, the C39, ahead of the start of pre-season testing.
The covers were taken off the new car during a low-key unveiling in the pit lane at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, shortly before the start of the first day of testing.
Kimi Raikkonen gave the C39 a shakedown at Fiorano last Friday, with the car running in a special one-off snakeskin-inspired colour scheme.
Alfa Romeo finished eighth in last year’s Constructors’ Championship, replicating Sauber’s 2018 position, as it struggled to consistently develop its C38.
It has retained 2007 World Champion Raikkonen and Ferrari-affiliated Antonio Giovinazzi to front its driver line-up.
Ex-Williams racer Robert Kubica has returned to the team with which he claimed victory at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, taking up the role of reserve driver.
Kubica’s return has brought Polish oil company PKN Orlen to Alfa Romeo as its new title partner.
Kubica will officially debut the C39 later this morning before the race drivers take over duties for the remainder of the test.