Sauber C34

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Sauber C34
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Reserve driver Raffaele Marciello during free practice for the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix
Category Formula One
Constructor Sauber
Designer(s) Eric Gandelin (Chief Designer)
Predecessor Sauber C33
Successor Sauber C35
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers activated by pushrods
Suspension (rear) Upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers activated by pullrods
Engine Ferrari 1.6 L (1,600 cc; 98 cu in) V6, turbo, 90°, 15,000 RPM limited
Transmission Ferrari Semi-automatic 8 Speed Forward with one reverse unit, longitudinally mounted, carbon-fibre clutch
Weight 702 kg (1,548 lb)
Tyres Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)
Competition history
Notable entrants Sauber F1 Team
Notable drivers 9. Sweden Marcus Ericsson
12. Brazil Felipe Nasr
Debut 2015 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps
19 0 0 0 0

The Sauber C34 is a Formula One racing car which Sauber used to compete in the 2015 Formula One season. The C34 was driven by Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr.

History

The car was launched online on 30 January 2015 on the team's website,[2][3] and it proved to be a vast improvement over the C33. In the opening round of the season, in Australia, the Saubers qualified in eleventh and sixteenth places, with rookie Felipe Nasr ahead of his teammate Marcus Ericsson. They ended, respectively, in fifth and eighth positions. They would score again in the third round, in China, when Nasr finished in eighth place and Ericsson in tenth. Subsequently, the car's competitiveness seemed to decline, mostly due to the financial problems of the team. At the Singapore Grand Prix, Sauber introduced a new aerodynamic package. The most immediate difference can be found in the shorter nose, quite similar in the shape with the ones of the Williams cars, Red Bulls and McLarens. The car also showed new front and rear wings and a slimmer bodywork; thanks to these upgrades – and the high rate of retirements – Nasr was able to finish in tenth position. In the last six races, Sauber managed to collect 10 points from a sixth and a ninth place – both results achieved by Nasr – ending the season with a tally of 36 points and 8th place in the World Constructors' Championship.

Complete Formula One results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON CAN AUT GBR HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA MEX BRA ABU
2015 Sauber F1 Team Ferrari P Marcus Ericsson 8 Ret 10 14 14 13 14 13 11 10 10 9 11 14 Ret Ret 12 16 14 36 8th
Felipe Nasr 5 12 8 12 12 9 16 11 DNS 11 11 13 10 20 6 9 Ret 13 15

Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.

References

  1. "Sauber C34 Technical ref". Sauberf1team.com. Retrieved 27 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Sauber F1 team confirms launch date of its 2015 C34 car". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Sauber F1 Team presents the Sauber C34-Ferrari". Sauber. Sauber Motorsport AG. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>