The Sauber F1 Team has launched its new car, the C31, at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain today, ahead of the start of pre-season testing tomorrow. The car features the now familiar stepped nose, quite similar to that seen on the new Ferrari F2012.
Sauber’s driver line-up for 2012 is unchanged from 2011. Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez are the race drivers, and Esteban Gutiérrez once again fills the role of reserve driver while driving full-time in GP2. The team will be looking to improve on last year’s 7th place in the Constructors’ Championship with the C31.