Sauber planning 'extensive' Bahrain package
4 February 2014 – Sauber is planning to introduce an "extensive" aerodynamic package at the upcoming Bahrain tests.
The Hinwil-based outfit, like the majority of its rivals, rolled out its new C33 at Jerez last week, but team boss Monisha Kaltenborn says there are plenty of upgrades to come before the opening race in Australia.
"Fundamentally it's a very extensive package," said Kaltenborn, whose team completed 163 laps in Spain.
"We plan to have most of the parts on the car for the first test in Bahrain. This includes new front and rear wings, side pod deflectors, as well as several other small elements. A few other parts will follow for the second test."
Kaltenborn added that changes are also being made to the squad's brake-by-wire system, after trouble at Jerez.
"This was a software issue in the first place," Kaltenborn explained. "We were able to make improvements throughout the test, but there is still room for improvement. However, our engineers are convinced that they have enough time to solve those weaknesses together with our engine partner [Ferrari] by the next test."