At the Austrian Grand Prix and for the rest of the season, Antonio Giovinini’s racing suit will proudly adorn the “GTAm” logo … An abbreviation of historical significance that signifies the genetic code of Alfa Romeo brand performance as well as a technical partnership with Sauber Engineering.
The official start of the 2020 Formula 1 season, postponed due to the emergency, will begin on July 5 in Austria, and the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team will compete in it, shortly after the celebration of the 110th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo brand held on June 24. . The history of the brand has a strong connection with Formula 1: we remind you that Alfa Romeo won the first Formula 1 race ever, as well as the first championship of the most famous auto-moto race in the world in 1950 … with Nina Farina behind the wheel of Alfa Romeo Gran Premio Tipo 158 “Alfetta”, and this triumph was repeated in 1951 by Juan Manuel Fangio in the Alfetta 159 model.
The legendary GTAm logo on the suit of Antonio Giovination
Now the legend continues with world champions Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinci behind the wheel of their C39 models. The historic “GTAm” badge will be displayed on the suit of drivers from Italy during the return of the Grand Prix race, as a tribute to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA model. The limited series model was designed on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the brand, and today it is an expression of the maximum performance of the most famous version of the Alfa Romeo family.
The set of technical solutions selected for the Giulia GTA and GTAm models derives from the technical skills acquired by Sauber Engineering during its long work on Formula 1. The aerodynamic aspect has been studied and specially developed to guarantee optimal aerodynamic loads, giving priority to stability and balance, especially at at high speeds. Work on aerodynamic factors includes an active front splitter, side intakes and a special rear spoiler, as well as significant work on the lower part of the car and the extractor.
Exciting performances, through history to the future
The new Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is technically and conceptually inspired by the 1965 Giulia GTA: the Gran Turismo Alleggerita produced by Autodelta, starting with the Giulia Sprint GT, which has achieved sporting success around the world. The Giulia GTA is based on the Giulia Quadrifoglio model and is equipped with a more powerful version of the Alfa Romeo 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo engine. Thanks to the extensive use of ultra-lightweight materials, a weight reduction of 100 kg has been achieved compared to the Giulia Quadrifoglio, resulting in an outstanding weight-to-power ratio of 2.82 kg / hp, which is best-in-class.
Turin, July 3, 2020
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