Sauber C37

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Sauber C37
2018 Chinese Grand Prix FP3 Charles Leclerc (39897914770) (cropped).jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorSauber
PredecessorSauber C36
SuccessorAlfa Romeo Racing C38
Technical specifications[1][2]
EngineFerrari 062 EVO 1.6 L (98 cu in) direct injection V6 turbocharged engine limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout
Electric motorFerrari kinetic and thermal energy recovery systems
TransmissionEight forward and one reverse gears
Weight733 kg (1,616.0 lb)
FuelShell V-Power
TyresPirelli P Zero (dry)
Pirelli Cinturato (wet)
Competition history
Notable entrantsAlfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team
Notable drivers9.   Sweden Marcus Ericsson
16. Monaco Charles Leclerc
Debut2018 Australian Grand Prix
Last event2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
210000

The Sauber C37 is a Formula One racing car designed and constructed by Sauber to compete during the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.[3] The car was driven by Marcus Ericsson and reigning Formula 2 champion Charles Leclerc, who replaced Pascal Wehrlein.[3] The C37 made its competitive début at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix and uses a 2018-specification Ferrari engine.[3][4]

Design and development[edit]

Engine supply[edit]

The car was originally intended to use an engine supplied by Honda until the team underwent a reorganisation of its management structure and the agreement was abandoned.[5] After using year-old Ferrari engines in 2017,[6][7] Sauber renegotiated with Ferrari and secured current-specification engines as part of an agreement with sister marque Alfa Romeo.[8]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
AUS BHR CHN AZE ESP MON CAN FRA AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN RUS JPN USA MEX BRA ABU
2018 Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Ferrari 062 EVO P Ericsson Ret 9 16 11 13 11 15 13 10 Ret 9 15 10 15 11 13 12 10 9 Ret Ret 48 8th
Leclerc 13 12 19 6 10 18 10 10 9 Ret 15 Ret Ret 11 9 7 Ret Ret 7 7 7

Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed over 90% of the winner's race distance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ferrari F1 2018, ecco la SF71H, Arrivabene: «Un pezzo d'eccellenza del made in Italy»" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Scott (12 November 2017). "Pirelli to introduce new softest-compound pink-walled F1 tyre in '18". Autosport. Motorsport Network. Archived from the original on 13 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Sauber C37 • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Engine Ferrari • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Dumping Honda important for new Sauber boss". Speedcafe. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  6. ^ Barretto, Lawrence (8 October 2016). "Sauber will use year-old Ferrari engines for 2017 F1 season". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Archived from the original on 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Renault, Sauber, confirm F1 launch dates". Speedcafe. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  8. ^ "The Sauber F1 Team enters a multi-year partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo". Sauber F1 Team. Retrieved 29 November 2017.