Sauber C23

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Sauber Petronas C23
Sauber usgp 2004.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Sauber
Predecessor Sauber C22
Successor Sauber C24
Technical specifications
Chassis carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers actuated by pushrods
Suspension (rear) Upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers actuated by pushrods
Engine Petronas 04A 3.0 litre 90 degree V10 naturally aspirated, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Ferrari 7-speed longitudinally mounted gearbox AP carbon clutch
Fuel Petronas
Petronas Syntium lubrication
Tyres Bridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrants Sauber Petronas
Notable drivers 11. Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
12. Brazil Felipe Massa
Debut 2004 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
18 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Sauber C23 was a Formula One racing car designed by Sauber for the 2004 Formula One season. It was driven that season by Giancarlo Fisichella, who had swapped from Jordan with Nick Heidfeld, Felipe Massa and (in testing only) test driver Neel Jani. It had a 3.0 litre 90 degree normally aspirated V10 Ferrari engine, (badged as a Petronas). The fuel also came from Petronas and the car raced with Bridgestone tyres.

Giancarlo Fisichella scored the most championship points with 22 with a best finish of 4th place at the Canadian Grand Prix while Felipe Massa scored 12 points also with a best finish of 4th place at the Belgian Grand Prix. The team scored 34 points overall and 6th place in the Constructors' Championship.

Livery[edit]

Sauber went into 2004 with sponsorship continuity. The livery closely resembles Sauber's previous car, the C22 with the removal of computer software company TEMENOS. The C23 was the last Sauber car featuring sponsorship from Austrian energy drink Red Bull, before Red Bull's departure to Red Bull Racing in 2005. The following Sauber C24 featured Credit Suisse as major sponsor.


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 18 Points WCC
2004 Sauber Petronas V10 B AUS MAL BHR SMR ESP MON EUR CAN USA FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA CHN JPN BRA 34 6th
Giancarlo Fisichella 10 11 11 9 7 Ret 6 4 9 12 6 9 8 5 8 7 8 9
Felipe Massa Ret 8 12 10 9 5 9 Ret Ret 13 9 13 Ret 4 12 8 9 8

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