Sauber to roll out 'essential revisions' in Spain
2 May 2014 – Sauber have made 'essential revisions' to the C33, its 2014 Formula 1 car, ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix next week.
The Swiss-based squad has had a dismal start to the new season and as yet has still to open its account and score. However, going to the Circuit de Catalunya, the C33s piloted by Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez will both benefit from a 'major aerodynamic update', as well as 'extensive weight reductions', although with all the others teams also set to make changes for the first European race of the year, it is uncertain just what effect these alterations will have and whether it will vault them up the order.
"At the Spanish Grand Prix both C33s will have essential revisions, following an extensive weight reduction and a significant aerodynamic update," confirmed Giampaolo Dall'Ara, Sauber's Head of Track Engineering. "This update consists of a modified front wing and a new engine cover, new side-pod fins and deflectors, as well as a number of other aerodynamic changes."
"Besides that, we will also have a software improvement, which will enable us to use the potential of the power unit in a better way," he continued. "We expect a busy Friday at the track while tuning the set-up to the new package."
"We are though very much look forward to converting everyone's efforts into improved lap times. However, we know that all the other teams are progressing as well, so it will be interesting to see where we stand. We will certainly do our best in order to race for points," he concluded.