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Sauber unveil the C31 at Jerez // The team take to the track and share their goals

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Sauber unveil the C31 at Jerez
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Monday’s busy day of launches began with Sauber, who took the covers off the C31 at Jerez. The car has the stepped nose, and also includes new suspension, with the team opting for pull-rod at the rear. Drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez were on hand to roll the new car out, with Kamui taking it out for a quick installation lap before testing gets underway tomorrow.

Team boss Peter Sauber spoke of his goals for the new year, saying: “We’re aiming to start the new season as strongly as we did in 2011, but then also to maintain this level of performance throughout the year. Our goal is to finish regularly in the points so as to put ourselves in a significantly better position in the World Championship.”

Meanwhile, Chief Designer Matt Morris talked of how the car is a mixture of old and new: “The C31 is revolutionary where we had fresh ideas, particularly at the rear of the car, and it is an evolution where we knew we could carry over certain approaches.”