Sauber looks for boost with new floor design
23 August 2017 – Sauber will add a new floor to its C36-Ferraris for the Belgian Grand Prix as the team bids to make up ground after a difficult spell of events.
Sauber has escaped Q1 only once across the past six races, with Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson qualifying 19th and 20th on three occasions, often cut adrift of the midfield pack.
Sauber introduced new bodywork and a revised cooling system at the preceding round in Hungary, but Ericsson conceded that the updates did not yield the expected step forward.
Both Ericsson and Wehrlein were lapped twice by victor Sebastian Vettel, while Sauber slipped to last in the Constructors' Championship as a result of McLaren's double points finish.
At this weekend's Spa-Francorchamps event, Sauber will run a new floor set-up on both cars, marking the "second part" of its aerodynamic update.
Sauber has scored points twice this season, in Spain and Azerbaijan, courtesy of Mercedes-backed Wehrlein.