Sauber and Wil­liams re­veal 2017 cars

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Sauber has un­veiled its Fer­rari-pow­ered C36 ma­chine, which will run a spe­cial liv­ery to com­mem­o­rate the team’s 25th season in For­mula 1.

The Swiss out­fit will for­mally un­veil the new car dur­ing a film­ing day event at Barcelona on Fe­bru­ary 22, but re­leased stu­dio images of the car on Mon­day.

The C36 fea­tures a re­shaped rear wing and also a shark fin en­gine cover, sim­i­lar to the de­signs that have been run in sports pro­to­types in re­cent years.

Sauber re­cruited tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Jorg Zan­der from Audi Sport for this season. Zan­der said the team had worked to “put greater em­pha­sis on aero­dy­namic sta­bil­ity as op­posed to max­imis­ing down­force” with the C36.

The team will also run a year-old Fer­rari en­gine this season, in a sim­i­lar deal to Toro Rosso’s sup­ply last term. Zan­der added us­ing a fa­mil­iar en­gine gave the team a solid foun­da­tion.

“Be­ing able to get started early and defin­ing the en­gine en­vi­ron­ment was an ad­van­tage be­cause the team was fa­mil­iar with the en­gine and the trans­mis­sion as well as the cool­ing re­quire­ments the en­gine en­tailed,” Zan­der said.

C36 fea­tures spe­cial new liv­ery

Car fea­tures a shark fin en­gine cover

New rules mean front wings are wider

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