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Sauber C31 – rear end details


 

      Sauber shares the same Ferrari engine and gearbox casting with Scuderia Ferrari and because of that C31 has a pull rod rear suspension for the first time ( in yellow ) .In front of the rear wheel there is pointing outwards trapezoid channel  (in orange) to aid drag cut .The later detail was also seen last season on Lotus Renault R31 .

      The area in front of the rear wheel is very crucial and usually teams develop structures of different philosophy to exploit it . Some of the most memorable recent examples are that of Benetton’s B199 back in 1999 which used a floor movable extension to reduce the gap between the floor and the tire and Jaguar’s R4 in 2004 which placed an upwards shaped flap in this area .

 

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