Sauber C14

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Sauber C14
Heinz-Harald Frentzen driving the C14 at the 1995 British Grand Prix.
Category Formula One
Constructor Sauber
Designer(s) André de Cortanze
Leo Ress
Predecessor Sauber C13
Successor Sauber C15
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear) As front
Axle track Front: 1,680 mm (66.1 in)
Rear: 1,610 mm (63.4 in)
Wheelbase 2,920 mm (115.0 in)
Engine Ford ECA Zetec-R, 2,999 cc (183.0 cu in), 90° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Sauber / XTrac transverse 6-speed semi-automatic
Weight 595 kg (1,311.8 lb) (including driver)
Fuel Elf
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Red Bull Sauber Ford
Notable drivers 29. Austria Karl Wendlinger
29. France Jean-Christophe Boullion
30. Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Debut 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
17 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Sauber C14 was a Formula One car for the 1995 season. The number 29 seat was taken by Karl Wendlinger and the number 30 seat was taken by Heinz-Harald Frentzen. However, Wendlinger underperformed and was soon replaced by Jean-Christophe Boullion for most of the remainder of the year. The team's test driver was Norberto Fontana. The engine was a Ford ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8. The team's main sponsor was Red Bull. It was the first year of many in Sauber-Red Bull partnership.

The car was launched and raced in the season's early races with a distinctive narrow and drooping nose. At the San Marino GP, this was replaced by a more conventional raised nose carrying the front wing underneath on twin supports. Thus the car became a wholly unremarkable mid-1990s F1 midfielder, although it was notable in terms of securing Sauber's first F1 podium finish with Frentzen 3rd in Italy. The car also had a livery that looks very similar to the current Red Bull Racing F1 cars.


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts. WCC
1995 Red Bull Sauber Ford ECA Zetec-R
V8
G BRA ARG SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR EUR PAC JPN AUS 18 7th
Karl Wendlinger Ret Ret Ret 13 10 Ret
Jean-Christophe Boullion 8 Ret Ret 9 5 10 11 6 12 Ret Ret
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ret 5 6 8 6 Ret 10 6 Ret 5 4 3 6 Ret 7 8 Ret

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constanduros, Bob (1995). "Formula 1 Review: Sauber". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 80–81. ISBN 1-874557-36-5. 

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