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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:23 pm 
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Hope the sidepods won't compromise cooling very much and cause reliability issues. We know the Ferrari engine needs quite a bit of cooling.


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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Like the scooped out nose, very interesting.

Not a fan of the new livery though. Have to agree with those who say it resembles the 2010 HRT and from a personal viewpoint, that's not a good thing. I Just can't get on with it. The good thing about Sauber's paint schemes were they were always clean, well defined and simple. This looks jarring, dirty and almost amateurish.

Hopefully they can build on the success of last year.


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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:27 pm 
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The finally have a pretty good looking paint job too. About time. The last couple years looked like garbage.

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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Nice throwback to the early Sauber liveries.

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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Let's see what Gary Anderson says:

"The most obvious novelty on the Sauber is the nose section.

"Unlike McLaren and Ferrari, they've kept the ramp nearly all cars had last year where the bodywork transitions from the lower height demanded of the nose cone and the higher height required of the chassis, but have fitted ridges on either side.

This will be a way of trying to prevent the air going up there from spilling over the sides into the leading edge of the sidepods, which is always the case with a flat top to the car.

"That air takes up space that would be better occupied by air coming off the front wing and barge boards. It will be a very small thing - but small things all add up.

"The sidepods do look narrower - the turning vane at the front corners appear further away than normal.

"If they are narrower, that is effectively reducing the cross-sectional area of the car and means more air goes around to the rear.

"At the back, I'm surprised they've abandoned their exhaust treatment in favour of the McLaren-style approach.

"This area is a compromise between the downforce created by the exhaust gases on-throttle and the general, always-there downforce from the coke-bottle shape at the back.

"The balance between the two is difficult to get right."


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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:08 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:12 pm 
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best looking nose so far

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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
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Lovely car! I hope the livery works as well in daylight.

Rife, I actually like that picture of the rear end.

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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:40 pm 
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Well, at least it's a change from the 2012 looks. We'll have to see how it looks in the daylight, but I'm not over-excited about it. Sauber had some very nice liveries in the past, seems like the paint guy responsible for those is long gone.
As for the nose, granted it looks very very nice, but that hole in the modesty plate is liable to produce some talking...no?

Last but not least, Peter Sauber must be a shrewd negotiator if he kept all the sponsors brought by the ex-drivers. Telmex is there (Gutierrez might be responsible for this) but NEC is also there, I would have expected for them to exit together with Kobayashi. Oh well, all the better.

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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:45 pm 
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so far thats the best looking car , did like the lotus but this looks mean and aggresive.


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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:13 pm 
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The nose puts me in mind of the head of a shark.


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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:16 pm 
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ATM2 wrote:

Last but not least, Peter Sauber must be a shrewd negotiator if he kept all the sponsors brought by the ex-drivers. Telmex is there (Gutierrez might be responsible for this) but NEC is also there, I would have expected for them to exit together with Kobayashi. Oh well, all the better.



Telemex is for Gutierrez. But Koby didn't bring any sponsors hence why he is bye bye.

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 Post subject: Re: Sauber C32 Launch
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:46 pm 
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Well the livery looks even better now. :D
(Hope you can see it, it's from FB)

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