We’ve had our first official launch of the 2017 Formula 1 season, with Sauber doing an online reveal of its C36.
Sauber has taken the covers off its 2017 F1 car, the Ferrari-powered C36, with an online unveiling of first images.
It’s set to be a busy week of car launches, with the Sauber reveal being the first actual photos we’ve seen of a 2017 car, following the Williams render reveal last week.
The Sauber gives us a good look at the new regulations, including a wider, angular front wing, aggressive bargeboards, the return of the sharp fin, wider tyres and a lower rear wing.
The Swiss outfit also has a brand-new livery for the up-coming F1 campaign, ditching yellow in favour of gold, adding more white and retaining the striking blue from past seasons.
It’s all to celebrate Sauber’s 25th year racing in F1, having debuted in the sport back in 1993.
The livery is a definite improvement over last year’s dull design and will stand out from the rest of the grid nicely.
The pair of C36s will be driven by Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein this year, although Wehrlein is missing the first pre-season test due to an injury sustained at the Race of Champions.
Testing kicks off from the 27 February to the 2 March, following on from this week’s busy launch schedule.