Sauber announce launch date for 2011 F1 car

2011 F1 season

Pedro de la Rosa, Sauber, Valencia, 2010

Pedro de la Rosa, Sauber, Valencia, 2010

Sauber will launch their 2011 F1 car on January 31st.

The team’s 2011 challenger will be called the C30 and like its predecessor will have a Ferrari engine.

The launch comes one day before testing is due to start at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.

Sauber’s 2011 drivers are Kamui Kobayashi and Mexican rookie Sergio Perez.

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17 comments on Sauber announce launch date for 2011 F1 car

  1. Magnificent Geoffrey (@magnificent-geoffrey) said on 3rd December 2010, 10:20

    I really, really hope this is a good one. I will be pleased as punch if Sauber have a successful season next year.

    • ed24f1 (@ed24f1) said on 3rd December 2010, 16:17

      Well the ‘Independents’ battle should be quite interesting next year between Williams, Sauber and Force India.

      That’s assuming that 2010’s top 5 teams stay the same, and I think that is fairly likely.

    • Adam Tate said on 3rd December 2010, 18:42

      I will be too Geoffrey, they have really earned my respect and won me over as a fan for them this past season. I would love to see them take it up a notch next year.

      That said, I wouldn’t mind if they gave the new car a more exciting livery.

    • karan01 (@karan01) said on 4th December 2010, 6:05

      With Kobayashi and Perez? They wont be quick enough.

  2. Dan Newton said on 3rd December 2010, 10:34

    I wish them well for the next season. I enjoyed watching them this year and, taking into account the mess they were left with after the end of last season, they managed to impress. It’s teams like this which make F1 what it is.

    • macahan said on 3rd December 2010, 13:35

      At the begining of the year and the first 3-4 races especially this was one of the teams I wanted of the grid. Lost count how many times a Sauber car would come flying without frontwing or just cause totally out of control and take out 1 to 3 other cars (Buemi more then once). First 8 races and 2 finishes. Poor result indeed. But later half was fun to watch especially Koba doing overtakes at crazy places and also at expected.

      • macahan said on 3rd December 2010, 13:36

        Memo to self: when posting comments at 7am, use the spellchecker before hitting submit comment.

      • dyslexicbunny said on 3rd December 2010, 16:46

        I was in that boat too Edwin. But once the wave of destruction ended, they were a pretty good team to watch. Kob looks to be a solid Japanese driver.

  3. Prisoner Monkeys said on 3rd December 2010, 10:52

    Marussia/Virgin have also said their car will be unveiled in January. It will take place in Moscow, so I imagine that it won’t be happening on a testing day.

  4. Excellent, i wonder when the rest of the main teams, eg Ferrari, Mclaren and Red Bull will be giving us a definate day of their launches! I am already excited!!!

  5. Calum said on 3rd December 2010, 13:00

    Hee Hee Hee! This is what off season is all about!! Shame it’s 2 months away though. :(

  6. Personally, I can’t wait to see the new cars, it has to be the best part about the winter off season. It keeps the fans interested when they are itching for the start of the season.

  7. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 3rd December 2010, 14:43

    I hope they build a better car then 2010.

  8. Shimks said on 3rd December 2010, 16:05

    Peter Sauber is a lovely human being. He really doesn’t want to be there anymore. He’s tired and he wants to enjoy his retirement. But he’s stuck to it for the good of all. He deserves some kind of award recognising this when he retires.

    Tyred & Exhausted. It was a car garage near my house. I just remembered that. :)

    Anyway… I think they will be pretty strong next year. James Key is key. But will they be the 5th team? Renault will also be stronger next year, me thinks, after all that input from the fantastic Kubica.

  9. Malibu_GP said on 3rd December 2010, 17:28

    Having been an avid supporter of this team when they were involved with BMW, I’m happy they’ve been able to salvage their program and move forward. They have young, talented drivers, and a huge sponsor with deep pockets. I see no reasons (other than bad luck, poor car design, etc, etc) that these guys can’t improve dramatically over the next few seasons… Good Luck Boys!

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