Monday, February 1, 2010

The New BMW-Sauber C29 F1



BMW-Sauber released Sunday on the circuit in Valencia the new C29 F1 that will compete in the 2010 Formula 1 season.

C29 is the first F1 car built by the team at Hinwil without the support from BMW automaker, who retired from Formula 1 at the end of four years of a partnership with Peter Sauber.

Seater is predominantly white, while the sides are black. The look of the new F1 car is vapid due to the absence of sponsors, but it is anticipated that their names will appear on the car in the season which will start in March.

The main features of the 2010 BMW-Sauber F1 car are the very high nose and the prolonged engine casing. Thus, BMW Sauber is third team using a very high nose, after Ferrari and McLaren Mercedes, strategy adopted since last year by Red Bull Racing. On the other hand, the Swiss have implemented an elongated motor casing in the style of the McLaren Mercedes presented with only two days ago.

The BMW-Sauber C29 will use Ferrari engines for the 2010 season, and the engines will be similar to those currently used by the team with the headquarters in Maranello.

Here are the technical details of the new BMW-Saauber C29 F1 car:

* Chassis: Built of carbon fiber
* Suspension: Sachs Race Engineering
* Brakes: Carbon Brake discs by Brembo
* Transmission: Ferrari gearbox in 7-speeds with quick shift option
* Steering wheel: BMW Sauber F1 Team
* Tires: Bridgestone Potenza

Dimensions:

* Length: 4.940 mm (194,4 inches)
* Width: 1.800 mm (70,9 inches)
* Height: 1,000 mm (39,4 inches)
* Weight: 620 kg (1.366,9 lbs – including the pilot, no fuel)

source: mibz