Date: 20th February 2017 at 11:03am
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Sauber have become the first team to launch their new challenger for the 2017 Formula One World Championship.

As well as the new shape of F1 cars under the new regulations, the first thing that hits you is the new livery.

Still predominantly blue, Sauber have added some gold trim and a white panel down the side.

In regards to the chassis, it is a completely new car, with no aspects of the old C35 evolving on to the new C36.

‘The aero concept includes the optimisation of the front and rear wings and the underfloor. The radiator, the sidepods and the bodywork were designed to be as slim as possible,’ the team stated.

‘Clear progress was also achieved in terms of additional downforce. The key here is to keep downforce, which is generated via driving, and remain stable in various track sections.

‘We put greater emphasis on aerodynamic stability as opposed to maximising downforce,’
Sauber technical director Jorg Zander said following the launch.

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One thing that will not be new for Sauber in 2017 will be the power-unit.

Sauber will be racing with a 2016 Ferrari power-unit for the entirety of the 2017 Formula One World Championship.

Toro Rosso did something similar last year with a year old power-unit and their results slowly waned as the season progressed.

It is thought Sauber could be switching to Honda for 2018.