Sauber C32 Ferrari
Sauber unveiled their C32 at their headquarters in Hinwill on February 2, 3 days ahead of the first winter test at Jerez. It is the first car designed entirely under the helm of Chief designer Matt Morris after the departure of the team's technical director James Key. It also marks the first launch for team principal Monisha Kaltenborn, who took over from Peter Sauber, and was very ambitious at the launch.
Development focus of this car was mainly in the sidepods which are narrower and slightly higher, incorporating a radiator layout that is vastly different from its predecessor. The coanda exhaust has also changed as the team decided to copy McLaren's 2012 solution. Combined with a redesigned rear suspension layout and a narrower gearbox from Ferrari, more downforce can be extracted from the rear of the car.
The nose meanwhile has only been slightly revised, keeping the S-duct that runs through the nose cone to guide air from underneath the nose to the upper surface of the monocoque. In general though, this car is a considerable evolution of the C32, progress as we have become accustomed to from Sauber.
The full technical analysis can be found here: f1technical.net/features/18125.
Chassis: carbon-fibre monocoque
Length: 5.240 mm
Designation: Ferrari 056
Image by James Moy Photography
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