Sauber presented their new car and it looks ASTONISHING!
Sauber celebrated their 25th year in Formula 1 with their last creation: the C36.
When I first saw it, I thought it was amazing. I mean, look at it! The livery is stunning thanks to the Rothmans Racing inspired colour scheme. The engine (Ferrari engine!) is covered with a majetic shark fin which, with the rear spoiler, gives to the car an aggressive look.
They launched the C36 on sauberf1team.com and in a couple of hours it crashed due to the huge amount of visits. On their project they say:
[…] work on the concept of the new car was focused on reducing the drag coefficient (due to the wider tyres) to a minimum as well as achieving a significant weight reduction (despite the minimum weight having been raised to 728 kg), for instance by means of the new roll structure. In certain areas of lightweight design the team went to the limits. The aero concept includes the optimisation of the front and rear wings and the underfloor. The radiator, the sidepods and the bodywork were designed to be as slim as possible.
In short, the web went mad for a car that is already an instant classic. Now we just have to wait for Ericsson and Wehrlein to drive it and, who knows, to take it to the podium.
Today Williams Martini racing team revealed their 2017 F1 car and we can finally see how Formula 1 will look like this year.
The car is named FW40 after the 40th anniversary of the Team. Thanks to Williams, all F1 fans can now imagine how this year championship will be with the new rules.
This video (released in exclusive on autosport.com youtube channel) shows that the FW40 has nearly the same nose of last year’s car (they introduced that form in 2014).
It also has a lot of differences with their last car. In fact, the front wing now has a more curved and aerodynamic shape and the rear wing looks very similar with the one Ferrari used on their tests with the new Pirelli 2017 tires.
All we have to do is wait for the next week to see how the other teams designed their cars.
Today Ferrari introduced their last creature and it seems to be a true beast.
They called it 812 Superfast, which is a very unusual name for a Maranello’s product. In fact, over the years they have accustomed us with italian exotic names like Speciale, Berlinetta etc…
This majestic animal will replace the F12 Berlinetta and this is a great responsibility.
Engine: 6.5 lire V12 (789 bhp)
0-100 kph in 2.9 seconds
Top speed: >340 kph
Dry weight: 1525 kg
Price: starting from €280000