Sauber C37, 2018

Sauber to launch new car on first day of testing

2019 F1 season

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Sauber will launch its new car for the 2019 F1 season on the first day of pre-season testing, it has confirmed.

The successor to the C37 will be shown for the first time in the pit lane at the Circuit de Catalunya at 8:20am local time on February 18th.

Sauber were the most-improved team of last season in terms of pure lap time with their Ferrari-powered C37. The team has an entirely new driver line-up for the new season with Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi replacing Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson.

Half of the 2019 field have now confirmed their launch plans for the new season. McLaren and Ferrari have announced car launches on February 14th and 15th respectively. Renault and Racing Point have announced ‘season launch’ events for February 12th and 13th respectively.

Mercedes, Red Bull, Haas, Toro Rosso and Williams are yet to confirm their launch plans for the new season, with the first day of testing less than a month away.

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8 comments on “Sauber to launch new car on first day of testing”

  1. Interesting choice of photo.

    1. You mean the most recent and therefore most relevant car launch Sauber have done? …

      1. @ben-n A photo of Kimi driving the team’s most recent car at Yas Marina Circuit in the post-season test would’ve been an even more up-to-date and relevant choice of image for the article thumbnail than the one chosen.

        1. Yep, I actually thought the new car had launched until I re-read the title

  2. Less than a month away, can’t believe it!

  3. Our host Keith just doesn’t like Kimi….

  4. Or the cost of that photo is too steep…

  5. I really do hope Sauber is the surprise of the season! Kimi can have some fun with no pressure!

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