Sauber C19

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Sauber C19
Pedro Diniz 2000 Canada.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Sauber
Designer(s) Leo Ress
Predecessor Sauber C18
Successor Sauber C20
Technical specifications
Chassis Moulded carbon fibre composite structure
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, pushrod
Engine Petronas SPE 04A (Ferrari), 80-degree V10
Transmission Sauber seven-speed longitudinal semi-automatic
Fuel Petronas
Tyres Bridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrants Red Bull Sauber Petronas
Notable drivers 16. Brazil Pedro Diniz
17. Finland Mika Salo
Debut 2000 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
17 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Sauber C19 was the car with which the Sauber Formula One team competed in the 2000 Formula One season. It was driven by the experienced pairing of Mika Salo and Pedro Diniz, who had previously been team mates at Arrows in 1998.

The car proved to be reasonably competitive, but not enough to escape from the large midfield group. Salo scored six points, but could not resist an offer from the fledgling Toyota team and left after the season finished, whilst Diniz failed to score any points and was dropped at the end of the year. The team finished eighth in the constructors' championship - the same as in 1999, but with more points.

The team experienced one of the worst races of its F1 career at the 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix, when both cars were withdrawn from the race after repeated rear wing failures caused by the bumpy track surface.

This car introduced twin front suspension mounting pylons, a design that would be used enhanced the following year.


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
2000 Sauber Petronas V10 B AUS BRA SMR GBR ESP EUR MON CAN FRA AUT GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN MAL 6 8th
Pedro Diniz Ret WD 8 11 Ret 7 Ret 10 11 9 Ret Ret 11 8 8 11 Ret
Mika Salo DSQ WD 6 8 7 Ret 5 Ret 10 6 5 10 9 7 Ret 10 8