Sauber C30 launch, Valencia, 2011

Sauber C30 launch – first pictures

2011 F1 carsPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sauber have launched their 2011 F1 car, the C30, in Valencia.

The team’s drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez revealed the car, which is the first to be designed under new technical director James Key.

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  1. Hi Keith,

    Could you put a key feature matrix together for the 2011 cars? Makes it easier to compare them.

    You know the kind of comparison table of features you often between software suites with a tick or little dot in the intersection of the feature and team.

    I’m thinking….

    Integrated blown diffuser,
    Adjustable rear wing
    Push rod suspension
    Pull rod suspension
    Engine (manufacture, not yes or no) lol

  2. I was expecting a lot moe/bigger TelMex advertisement…

    1. Yes from what i see no sponsor managed to have his name written in big letters on the sidepots. That can only mean that none of all those sponsors offers a big multimillion deal.
      It seems Sauber should still be looking for that big sponsor name.
      Kind of disappointing because i thought they would have been more free to spend money but now am not so sure.

  3. Best looking car of 2011 so far by a long way in my oppinion.

  4. Looks like a cheap fag packet…

  5. I guess the livery isn’t that much of a concern to Sauber. All that matters is that Kobayashi will be behind the wheel pulling off crazy but acceptable overtaking moves on the others. Moves that would be inspired by energy drinks and tequila mixed together. :P

  6. I still like the wheels!

  7. I think it looks good. I was expecting to see more of the Telmex blue however.

  8. love those pics, i can even read the barcode on the front wing ;)

  9. it’s a nice design, nothing special though but me likes it.

  10. They could have work harder on the livery I do hope they also spend sometime with the car.

  11. Wow what a beast! The livery isn’t what a lot of people expected but I think it looks pretty raw no nonsense to me, ready to race.

  12. Well….least better than previous an awkward name and no livery or primary sponsorship @ all.

  13. Is there confirmation one way or another that this is the final livery?

    And I cant wait to see what really lives under alll these high noses and rear ends… I suspect a lot of teams are sitting on some very interesting aero ideas for Bahrain around huuuuuge front wings (which only deflect per FIA spec..) and cunning methods of playing with the airflow out the back. All that data from 2 years of DDDs and EBDs has to have been put to best use under 2011 regs which to my mind means thinking around the edges of what the MRW gives you and trying to join this to whatever you can get away with out the back.

  14. Sauber are probably thinking that it looks much better with the decals on, rather than not having anything to put on it at all.

    Difficult to know how “special” a design it is until it hits the tracks during testing.

    If ‘looks’ are anything to go by, then I would have to say that the Ferrari was the most yawn enducing car so far.

  15. wow so much hate for Lotus-Renault and here we have a genuinely ugly car and so many of you praise sauber… whats up with that?

  16. Younger Hamilton
    31st January 2011, 18:36

    Car looks pretty good really like the design of it but does it have the drivers(Most definetely Kamui but Sergio has to impress) and sufficient Aerodynamic Performance to build on from Last year,we’ll see in Pre Season Testing and in Bahrain

  17. What an horrible car. I don’t mind the dark gray, white and red colors, but it feels like they let a little kid stamp the sponsorers’ logos around and were done with it.

  18. No retro-livery, no fancy launch, no 3 test drivers, no 3 car companies plastered on the car. Just a good sensible design and two drivers ready to race like heck. Typical Sauber.

  19. Interstingt the Claro sponsorship, it’s a brazilian telecom company which operates only in Brazil and there’s no brazilian pilot driving for Sauber this year.
    This not that common among brazilian companies regarding sponsoring sports.

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