2010 BMW Sauber C29 review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 2 February 2010 , 16:02:13 byAngela

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BMW Sauber C29

The German BMW Sauber F1 Team reveals its Ferrari-engined C29 at the Ricardo Tormo race track near Valencia in Spain. The F1 Team will be there for the start of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship. They will need creative thinking and an increased level of efficiency. The drivers will be Pedro De la Rosa aged 38 and Kamui Kobayashi aged 23. The first one has 71 Grand Prix under his belt and the second one made his case with strong performances in two Grands Prix in 2009 and has also recorded his first World Championship points. The technical preparations of the 2010 car has continued uninterrupted and according to plan since the spring of 2009, despite all the turmoil. Pedro has been working at the highest level technically for many years and for a top team and this experience will come in handy. The team structure includes Peter Sauber aged 66 who will be at trackside for the races in his capacity as Team Principal, while Managing Director Monisha Kaltenborn, 38, will lead up operational matters at the factory in Hinwil. The team also includes Willy Rampf, the Technical Director. The new regulations banning refueling during the race and stipulating a reduced width for the front tires have required significant changes to the design of the car. The fuel tank is longer and this means the car has grown longer overall. Also, the front tires will be more heavily worked, requiring weight to be shifted further towards the rear of the car. One interesting feature is the highly intricate raised nose the C29 has and an extremely long undercut at the transition from chassis into underbody. The carmaker offered a lot of other aerodynamic measures to ensure optimum airflow to the double diffuser. The German BMW Sauber F1 Team crew has frequently stood out as the fastest workers in the pit lane.