Alfa Romeo Racing drivers Marcus Ericsson and Antonio Giovinazzi completed the two-day Pirelli tyre test for 2020 F1 season.
After five other F1 teams’ runs, Alfa Romeo became the sixth team to undertake Pirelli tyre test for the 2020 season. It works as a blind test where Pirelli provides prototypes to the teams for the drivers to run and collect data for the Italian manufacturer.
Alfa Romeo called in its reserve and IndyCar racer Ericsson for the two-day test as the Swede ran on Day 1 on Tuesday. It was his first-ever drive in the 2019 F1 car as he completed 116 laps on the slick prototypes at Red Bull Ring circuit.
The C38 was then taken over by Alfa Romeo regular Giovinazzi on Day 2 on Wednesday, fresh from his first F1 point in last weekend’s Austrian GP. The Italian completed 110 laps – thereby making it a grand total of 226 laps across the two days for the two drivers.
As mentioned, this was the sixth tyre test in preparation for the 2020 F1 season, with the next one coming post the British GP at Silverstone on July 16-17, where Red Bull Racing and Williams are scheduled to run – it will once again be a slick tyre test.
Post that, only one other test run will remain for a September date, with the next one only to take place after the 2019 season at Yas Marina Circuit. There will be three test days for the 2021 tyres too as Pirelli prepares for the 18-inch compounds.