Sauber C13

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Sauber C13
Heinz-Harald Frentzen in the Sauber C13.
Category Formula One
Constructor Sauber
Designer(s) André de Cortanze
Leo Ress
Predecessor Sauber C12
Successor Sauber C14
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Engine Mercedes-Benz 2175B, 3,496 cc (213.3 cu in), 75° V10, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Sauber / XTrac T 6-speed semi-automatic
Fuel Castrol
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Broker Sauber Mercedes
Notable drivers 29. Austria Karl Wendlinger
29. Italy Andrea de Cesaris
29. Finland JJ Lehto
30. Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Debut 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps
16 0 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Sauber C13 was a Formula One car. It was designed by André de Cortanze and Leo Ress for use by the Sauber Team in the 1994 Formula One season. The car was powered by a Ilmor 3.5L V10 engine badged as a Mercedes-Benz. The development of this car signalled Mercedes-Benz's return to Formula One, providing their first engine for an F1 car since 1955. Drivers for the team throughout the season were Karl Wendlinger, Andrea de Cesaris, JJ Lehto and Heinz-Harald Frentzen. Only Frentzen drove for the entire season.

From the Spanish Grand Prix, the car ran with higher cockpit sides after Wendlinger suffered severe injuries in a side-on accident during qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix which left him in a coma. Higher cockpit sides were later made mandatory for all cars in the 1996 season, and are still in use as of 2016.

The C13 was replaced for the 1995 season by the Sauber C14.

Race results[edit]


Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1994 Broker Sauber Mercedes Mercedes-Benz 2175B 3.5 V10 G BRA PAC SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR EUR JPN AUS 12 8th
Karl Wendlinger 6 Ret 4 WD
Andrea de Cesaris Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
JJ Lehto Ret 10
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ret 5 7 WD Ret Ret 4 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 6 7