Pictures/Video: Meet the Sauber C 32

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The F1 technical regulations have barely changed going into the 2013 season and yet the new Sauber C32-Ferrari is a very different proposition visually from its predecessor – thanks to a smooth, slightly downward-sloping nose section and, principally, much slimmer sidepods.

“The C31 was an extremely competitive car with many strengths,” explained Matt Morris, the Sauber F1 Team’s Chief Designer. Our aim was to further improve these strengths and eliminate its few weaknesses.

“Over the course of last season we invested a lot of time and energy in developing a better understanding of our car. To this end, we focused primarily on the aerodynamic effects around the rear of the car. Our aero experts have done some great work in this respect, the basis of which has been used to develop the C32.”

Radical changes have also been conspicuous by their absence when it comes to tyres. “We had the opportunity to test with the new generation of tyres at the last race of the 2012 season at Interlagos,” said Morris. “Although there are some differences in the construction of the tyres, as a whole the changes are minimal, which means there was no need for a fundamental redevelopment in this area.”

Technical details
Chassis carbon-fibre monocoque
Front suspension upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers activated by pushrods (Sachs Race Engineering and Penske)
Rear suspension upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers actuated by pullrods (Sachs Race Engineering and Penske)
Brakes six-piston brake callipers (Brembo), carbon-fibre pads and discs (Brembo)
Transmission Ferrari 7-speed quick-shift carbon gearbox, longitudinally mounted, carbon-fibre clutch
Chassis electronics MES
KERS Ferrari
Steering wheel Sauber F1 Team
Tyres Pirelli
Wheels OZ
length 5.240 mm
width 1.800 mm
height 1.000 mm
track width, front 1.495 mm
track width, rear 1.410 mm
Weight 642 kg (incl. driver, tank empty)
Ferrari 056 engine
Type naturally aspirated 8-cylinder, 90° cylinder angleel 90 Grad
Engine block sand-cast aluminium
Valves / valve train 32 / pneumatic
Displacement 2.398 ccm
Bore 98 mm
Weight > 95 kg
Electronic injection and ignition

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