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Sauber C29 car specifications

Chassis Carbon-fibre monocoque
 Suspension Upper and lower wishbones (front and rear), inboard springs and dampers, actuated by pushrods (Sachs Race Engineering)
 Brakes Six-piston brake callipers (Brembo), carbon pads and discs (Brembo, Carbon Industries)
 Transmission Ferrari 7-speed quick shift gearbox, carbon, longitudinally mounted, carbon-fibre clutch
 Chassis electronics MES
 Steering wheel Sauber Motorsport AG
 Tyres Bridgestone Potenza
 Wheels OZ
 Dimensions Length 4,940 mm

Width 1,800 mm
Hight 1,000 mm
Track width, front 1,495 mm
Track width, rear 1,410 mm
 Weight 620 kg (incl. driver, tank empty)
The use of Ferrari’s carbon gearbox played a key role in the design of the rear suspension, as the inner pivot points were already decided by the architecture of the gearbox casing. The car’s overall weight (up to 90 kg greater than in 2009 with a full tank of fuel) was a factor in setting the kinematics. The aim is to make the car as easy as possible on the tyres, which will be placed under severe loads – especially when the car is heavily fuelled
Key data Ferrari 056 Engine

 Type Naturally aspirated V8, cylinder angle 90 degrees
 Cylinder block Sand cast aluminium
 Valves / valve train        32 / pneumatic
 Displacement 2.398 cc
 Bore 98 mm
 Weight > 95 kg
 Electronic injection and ignition


The adoption of a Ferrari engine and gearbox presented the engineers with another challenge. However, the linking with their counterparts in Maranello has run very smoothly from the start, allowing the switchover to pass off without any notable problems or delays. The standard engine electronics also slotted in well with the engineers’ designs and made a comparatively easy fit with the characteristics of the Ferrari powerplant.

Much more significant was the impact of the gearbox, which includes the inner mounting points for the rear suspension and therefore partially dictates the car’s kinematics


source :  http://www.sauber-motorsport.com/home-108

Categories: Sauber C29 Ferrari
  1. F1fan
    October 5, 2010 at 10:40 am

    It was fanny to read at the start of the season that BMW-Sauber F1 team ( official entry name ) was going to use ferrari engines 🙂

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