Peter Sauber unveiled his team’s new challenger for the 2011 Formula 1 season. The new Sabuer C30 was presented to the media at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo in the presence of the drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez. To be honest with that lineup you can’t expect much from the team, but you can’t imagine a season without Sabuer either, can you!
The C30 is the fifth car revealed yet and it has the same nose as the others. It will also use the same sort of V8 engine and Pirelli tires. That makes the car really close, and that would result in very close competition hopefully.
“Since some of the changes decreed by the regulations – particularly regarding the tyres – can only be analysed out on track, it was important for us to build, firstly, a fundamentally predictable car and, secondly, one that would provide sufficient flexibility to respond to ongoing findings at the track and during further development stages.” James Kay, Sauber technical director. “We implemented some well-considered structural changes. The appointment of James Key as technical director already bore fruit last season, and he is now in charge of development of the Sauber C30-Ferrari. At the same time, we have managed to secure our business foundation for the 2011 season. In these economically straitened times that is something we can be proud of too.”