Sauber jump to the front of the launch queue


Sauber are set to become the first F1 team to reveal their 2017 car, announcing that they’ll be releasing images of the C36 on February 20.

Initially it appeared as if Renault would be the first team to show off their new challenger, however, Sauber have announced that they will release images of the car two days prior to its official roll-out.

It has already been confirmed that the team’s 2017 car, the Ferrari-powered C36, will take to the track for the first time for a day of filming in Spain on February 22.

The Hinwil-based team added: “Our car assembly team is busy putting it all together and we are all awaiting the first fire-up which will take place next week.

“The Sauber C36-Ferrari will have its roll-out in the week prior to the first official Formula One test on 22nd February during the Sauber F1 Team’s filming day in Barcelona.”

Teams are allowed to carry out two ‘filming days’ during the year, but may not exceed 100km during the test.