Sauber C33: First pictures

2014 F1 cars

Sauber C33, 2014

Sauber have revealed the C33, their new car for the 2014 season.

Chief designer Eric Gandelin said the team have focused on developing a car which will permit them “maximum flexibility” under Formula One’s new rules.

“The radical changes to the technical regulations for 2014 mean that it?s even harder than usual to make predictions for the new season,” said Gandelin.

“We know what kind of package we?ve put together here, and we are happy with what we achieved, but it is difficult to foresee what shape our rivals are in. The earliest opportunity to gain an impression of where the teams are in relation to one another will come during testing.”

Gandelin added the team have made reliability a “high priority” when designing the new car as they expect many teams to have problems at the beginning of the season. The team intend to concentrate on reliability in the first test at Jerez next week before introducing performance upgrades for the two Bahrain tests.

“The car will be fully functional, but without a number of performance parts, which will be introduced for the two tests in Bahrain,” said Gandelin.

“On the one hand this gives us time to maximise the development of these performance relevant parts, and on the other hand we can run the car during the first test and check all the systems, which we feel is crucial, considering all the technical changes.”

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98 comments on Sauber C33: First pictures

  1. Prof Kirk (@prof-kirk) said on 27th January 2014, 4:09

    Looking forward to the results from the not yet existing “Vote for your Favourite F1 car” article!

    Can I spot a similarities in the Sauber nose and the nose used on the Ferrari 156?

  2. Cyclops_PL (@cyclops_pl) said on 27th January 2014, 12:18

    I wouldn’t be so happy about the Sauber, at least until we see it from above and from the front. IMO it will be very similar to the McLaren, with slightly better appearance due to paint job.

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