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Sauber C29 – Back to the European rear wing spec at Singapore


Sauber strangely decided to take a few steps back in evolution and reverted back to the European rear wing version combined with the enlarged engine cover’s shark fin at Singapore alongside with the Spanish rear wing spec . Founding out that the older parts are better than new must really make a F1 team nervous and frustrated  .


Sauber C29 – special rear wing for Monza


Like all teams so Sauber brought a special very low downforce rear wing for Monza with single vented endplates , keeping also its F-duct system to gain extra speed at straights .

Sauber C29 – Back to Canadian rear wing Spec for Belgium



The Canadian low downforce rear wing with the double vented endplates was brought back to use at Spa .



Sauber C29 – New Engine cover with elongated to the bottom shark fin at Valencia


Sauber despite budget deficit  paid  a lot attention to C29 car aero details and so another small revision took place at Valencia . In particular  C29 had its shark fin profile extended to the bottom to increase car streamline efficiency and to provide a smoother airflow towards the rear wing profile . As regards the rear wing itself Sauber raced the Spanish version .

Sauber C29 – Back to Australian rear wing spec at Monaco

   Sauber  abolished the use of the F-duct system at slow Monaco city roads and re-used the spec first seen  at Melbourne  .

Sauber C29 – Low downforce rear wing at Canada


           The C29 raced a much lower downforce  rear wing spec at Canada which had fewer endplate gills ( 2 gills instead of 4 )  and a reduced chord . The F-duct system was also updated to the needs of the new wing blowing now the upper second plane instead of the main profile .

Sauber C29 – Debut of the rear wing stalling system at Spain

          Finally Sauber made it to race its own F-duct version to gain extra speed at long Catalunya  finish –start straight . The F-duct system though was significantly updated since the previous tested only versions . It now receives air from a duct placed in front of the cockpit rather than the sidepods , which is similar to the one featured by Mc Laren MP4/25 .


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