SAUBER KEEPS UP THE DEVELOPMENT PACE
With former Renault and Ferrari man Nicolas Hennel de Beaupreau at the helm of Sauber’s aerodynamics department, the Swiss outfit introduced revised sidepod air inlets on the C36 (yellow arrows), sidepod vanes (orange arrows) and rearview mirror supports (red arrows).
Sauber’s increased development pace has been somewhat masked by running year-old Ferrari power units. This should change in 2018 after it was confirmed over the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend that the Hinwill-based team would receive the same engine spec as the Maranello works team and customer outfit Haas. The announcement came in the wake of the Honda deal being called off.
CONVERGING ON SIMILAR SOLUTIONS
The Sauber C36 also sported serrated bargeboards in Hungary, once again in a bid to generate more vortices thanks to segmented surfaces. As this is often the case in F1, teams are starting to converge on similar solutions.