Team: Monisha Kaltenborn (TP), Mark Smith (TD), Eric Gandelin (CD), Elliot Dason-Barber (HVP), Beat Zehnder (TM), Timothée Guerin (HTO), Reto Camenzind (CM) Drivers: Marcus Ericsson (9), Felipe Nasr (12), Raffaele Marciello (Reserve)
This the official car topic about the 2016 Sauber contender, the C35. This thread will handle more stringent rules:
-Absolutely no livery talk in the car topic. Liveries are by nature topics assigned to the team thread, and should be discussed there. Posts about liveries in the car thread will be removed.
-Discussion about the car's hardware only. No discussion about the laptimes (should be discussed in the testing or race threads). No speculation or rumors towards future features of the car; no speculation about the competitive performance (car beats car B but car C, etc.). Such discussions will be removed as well.
-Discussion about the Power Unit should belong in its respective PU topic. How the car's chassis and bodywork is adapted to it remains in the car thread, but pure features of the PU don't go there. Since this is quite a grey area, we will not remove transgressions on that front, but will move them when appropiate.
That might sound strict and is infact so, but this is done to safeguard the topic quality. We will be very thorough about that this year! If you don't find anything worthwhile to post, please resist the urge and do not post. There is nothing wrong with that and is infact the better option when there's nothing new.
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And also the air box behind the driver head seems to curve down a bit rearwards than normal, no? it seem sot suggest that in fact the ferrari plenum starts a bit rearwards and that there is something in the space between the engine and the seat. Oilbox? intercooler? I don't remember but I think there were several rumours about it
Interesting that the flow conditioners around the leading edge of the upper sidepod (I'm sure there's a more elegant way to describe that, but I'm sleep deprived!!) stop roughly level with the top of the sidepod entrance. I haven't noticed this on any other cars - is this unique to Sauber or have I just not noticed the others?