Sauber and Williams reveal 2017 cars
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