Sauber launches 25th anniversary C36

Sauber has launched it’s 2017 challenger gilded in gold to mark its anniversary of the team’s 25th year in Formula 1. Here is what Sauber said about their new C36:

The Sauber C36-Ferrari is a car which, due to the new technical regulations, has been redesigned from scratch. There is not a single part that could be adopted from its C35 predecessor. In 2017, the Ferrari powertrain in the Abu Dhabi 2016 configuration will be used initially together with the C36. One of the changes this season is that only four of the six units of a powertrain can be changed without penalty. In the next few years the number will be further reduced, which is why the manufacturers are going to put greater emphasis on the durability than on the top speed of their units. Jörg Zander regards the 2016-spec engine as “a tried and tested system with higher durability to begin with.” In addition, with respect to the design resources in planning the development of the C36, Jörg Zander says that “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.”

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Paul KieferJr

Nice paint scheme. A lot better than their previous incarnation.

Salvu Borg

yes the paint job looks better, but nice paint schemes doesn’t get you championship points.

charlie white

I do like the new paint scheme on the Sauber but concerned about the lack of sponsorship anywhere on it.