Sauber C29
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Sauber C29

Sauber C29
Sauber Bahrain 2010.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorBMW Sauber
Designer(s)Willy Rampf (Technical Director)
Christoph Zimmermann (Chief Designer)
Pierre Waché (Head of Vehicle Performance)
Seamus Mullarkey (Head of Aerodynamics)
Mariano Alperin (Chief Aerodynamicist)
PredecessorBMW Sauber F1.09
SuccessorSauber C30
Technical specifications[1]
Chassiscarbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Suspension (front)Upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers, actuated by pushrods
Suspension (rear)as front
EngineFerrari Type 056 2,400 cc (146.5 cu in) 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM naturally aspirated mid-mounted
TransmissionSeven-speed semi-automatic carbon-fibre sequential gearbox with reverse gear electronically controlled, quick-shift Limited-slip differential
Weight620 kg (1,367 lb) (including driver)
FuelShell
TyresBridgestone Potenza
OZ Wheels (front and rear): 13"
Competition history
Notable entrantsBMW Sauber F1 Team
Notable drivers22. Spain Pedro de la Rosa
22. Germany Nick Heidfeld
23. Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Debut2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
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The Sauber C29 was a Formula One racing car which was used by the BMW Sauber F1 Team in the 2010 Formula One season. It was unveiled on January 31, at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.[2]

The chassis was designed by Willy Rampf, Christoph Zimmermann, Pierre Waché and Seamus Mullarkey with the car being powered with a customer Ferrari engine.

With a lack of main sponsors, the C29 sported the team's colours and the drivers' names and flags during its launch and first test.[3] In the third test session they moved the names and wrote the message "See you in Bahrain March 12-14" on the car's engine cover.[4]

In Australia, Sauber announced plans to run their car with an F-duct system, similar to the version used on the McLaren MP4-25, in the free practice sessions.[5]

2010 season

In the early part of the season, the car demonstrated very poor reliability and it was not until the seventh round of the year that the team scored a point with Kamui Kobayashi taking 10th in Turkey. In the second half of the year, the car gradually improved to a very respectable level and the team finished the season with 44 points, taking eighth in the Constructors' Championship.

Livery

In comparison to previous years, the C29 featured a plain livery that consisted of white, black and red. These are the team's actual colours, but because of sponsorship by Red Bull and BMW, the team had never run this scheme before. At the start of 2010, the car had no sponsors, only the driver's name and nationality on the bodywork. As the year progressed, the team gained sponsors, including Burger King,? D Scalp D,TAKATA,Certina,BRIDESTONE,Onegai My Melody, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & Converse.

Complete Formula One results

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

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1
BHR
2
AUS
3
MAL
4
CHN
5
ESP
6
MON
7
TUR
8
CAN
9
EUR
10
GBR
11
GER
12
HUN
13
BEL
14
ITA
15
SIN
16
JPN
17
KOR
18
BRA
19
ABU
Points WCC
2010 BMW Sauber F1 Team Ferrari 056 V8 B Spain Ret 12 DNS Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 14 7 11 14 44 8th
Germany Nick Heidfeld Ret 8 9 17 11
Japan Kamui Kobayashi Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 10 Ret 7 6 11 9 8 Ret Ret 7 8 10 14

References

  1. ^ "BMW Sauber C29 technical specifications". f1technical.net. F1 Technical. February 1, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (January 31, 2010). "BMW Sauber launches new C29 car". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "BMW Sauber C29 - 0015 (Image)". Iceman Forever. Flickr. February 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "F1 Jerez '10 Test -0312 (Image)". Iceman Forever. Flickr. February 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ Noble, Jonathan (March 25, 2010). "Sauber introduces its own duct system". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2010.

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