Sauber put new F1 car through its paces

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By James Edgar
Sauber put new F1 car through its paces

Sauber have been putting their new car through its paces on the track, and will be hoping for a better season following a 2016 to forget.

The Swiss Formula One team filmed these test runs of its C-36 Ferrari on the tarmac of in Catalunya in Spain.

Twenty-two-year-old German Pascal Wehrlein joins Sauber for his second F1 season, alongside Marcus Ericsson, who has been with the team since 2015.

Sauber’s new-look car features blue, white and gold livery. And following drastic F1 rule changes, will be quicker than its 2016 cousin.

The team only finished in the points on one occasion last year, coming tenth out of eleven in the overall standings.

Ericsson said: “It’s very difficult in Formula One to put, race-wise, aims because you don’t really know where you stand compared to your competitors ahead of the first race really.

“But as a team, we want to be back in the middle of the field and fight there, and fight consistently for points so that’s the first aim, to be a consistent midfielder, and then be there every weekend fighting for points.

“That’s where we need to get back to.”