The brand new Sauber broke cover in a digital launch that revealed a side-on picture of the car and videos with all the main protagonists in the team. Sauber have gone for the single nose strut, similar to the McLaren, which the team themselves describe as very low and snout-like.
Chief designer Eric Gandelin explained: “The path we have followed with the design of the Sauber C33-Ferrari allows us maximum flexibility, so that we can react quickly.” And a team statement added: “The Sauber F1 Team will begin the test in Jerez with a roll-out version of the Sauber C33-Ferrari. This means, that the car will be fully functional, but without a number of performance parts, which will be introduced for the two tests in Bahrain.”
Team principal Monisha Kaltenborn admitted that seeing the car on track is what she’s really looking forward to, explaining: “First of all we’ll see if everything really fits together and if the car is running well. It also tells us if we’ve been working in the right direction for the last nine months. All of this together makes it a very emotional moment.”
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References BMW Sauber, Monisha Kaltenborn, Sauber F1 Team
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