Toned down Alfa still looks like a midfield leader

Toned down Alfa still looks like a midfield leader

Certain elements of Alfa Romeo's new F1 car are less extreme than the version spotted in action last week, but the C38 seen in testing still has the hallmarks of a machine ready to help the team pick up where it left off at the end of last season

The renamed Alfa Romeo team, formerly Sauber, has been working hard over the winter to give new driver Kimi Raikkonen the tools to do the job. One thing you can say about Kimi is that when he gets in a car he will drive the wheels off it and say it as it is, which will make him a real asset to the team.

This is the second year of the team having a solid financial base to build from, and together with Kimi it is out to prove that it can mix with - if not lead - that midfield bunch throughout the season.

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