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Sauber launches 2013 F1 car

by Niharika Ghorpade Posted on February 4, 2013 16:30 IST 734 Views

The Sauber team unveiled their 2013 Formula One car, the C32, at the team's base in Hinwil, Switzerland on February 2, 2013


The Sauber C32



Hinwil based Sauber team drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Gutierrez uncovered another Ferrari powered machine for the 2013 Formula One season, the C32 at their headquarters in Switzerland on February 2, 2013.


Matt Morris, Sauber team’s Chief Designer said “The C31 was an extremely competitive car with many strengths. Our aim was to further improve these strengths and eliminate its few weaknesses”. 


The new Sauber C32 looks sleeker than its predecessor with thinner sidepods and the use of a ‘vanity panel’ to mask the infamous stepped nose to enhance the front-end aerodynamics. The Sauber C32 is distinctly different from its predecessor in both design and livery. 


Sauber C32 launch



The livery sports a graphite-coloured paint scheme and Matt Morris describes it as “visually very different car”. The rear end of the car is slimmer than its predecessor with new radiator positioning and a new rear axle. The KERS, engine, and gearbox are provided by Ferrari and are purely an evolution from last years version, but the weight and packaging have been optimized.


“We have a whole new braking system that we were developing last year” said Morris as they have changes in the braking system of the car which were tested all throughout last season but not implemented then.


Sauber will be starting the 2013 Formula One season with a whole new drivers line-up featuring Nico Hulkenberg, who has secured his third race seat in Formula One and Mexican rookie Esteban Gutierrez.


Also Watch: Video highlights of Sauber's 2013 F1 car launch


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