Sauber launches its C34 Ferrari….


Sauber has become the latest F1 team to unveil its challenger for the 2015 season after pulling the wraps off its Ferrari-powered C34. One of the longest-serving teams on the F1 grid, Sauber comes into 2015 eager to put a desperately disappointing 2014 season behind it after failing to score a single point for the first time in its 23 year history. However, for 2015, Sauber has adopted an entirely new driver line-up with Marcus Ericsson moving from Caterham and former Williams F1 test driver Felipe Nasr stepping up from the GP2 Series. Notably, the car itself will take on a new look with Nasr’s personal backing from Banco Do Brasil contributing to an all-new blue and yellow livery, while the C34 adopts to the new, flatter noses symptomatic of the current regulations, albeit with a slight ‘thumb’ extension. Indeed, following the disappointments of the 2014 campaign, team principal Monisha Kaltenborn is confident the new driver line-up spur the team to greater results in 2015. “2014 was a very disappointing year. However, this is in the past, and we now focus on what comes next. We have learned our lessons and are confident for the new season. We have to improve, and be able to fight for championship points.” “I am delighted about our two new drivers who bring a breath of fresh air. Both are young, talented and highly motivated. On their way to Formula 1 both stood out through victories in Formula BMW and Formula 3. Both then finished this career progression off in the GP2-Series. “While Marcus looks back to one season in Formula 1, Felipe will have his rookie year in which he comes fully prepared due to his role as test and reserve driver at Williams last year. I feel confident with regard to our drivers.”

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