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2.8 Sauber




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This article is from the Formula One Motor Racing FAQ, by mitchmcc@ultranet.com (Mitchell McCann) with numerous contributions by others.

2.8 Sauber

Engine: Ferrari V10 (badged as Petronas)
Nationality: Swiss
Key personnel: Owner - Peter Sauber
Chief Designer - Leo Ress
Year formed: 1968
Formula 1 debut: 1993
1996 car/drivers: C15 - Frentzen, Herbert
1997 car/drivers: C16 - Herbert, Larini
Address: Wildbachstrasse 9
CH-8340 Hinwil
Switzerland


1968 Founding of PP Sauber AG
1977 First start for a Sauber (C5) at the 24 Hours if Le Mans.
1984 Sauber and Mercedes-Benz commence motorsport co-operation.
1986 Sauber cars start five rounds of the Sports Car World
Championship; Sauber C8 wins Nurburgring 1000km race.
1988 Sauber cars win 5 out of 10 WSC races and the team finishes
second in the Team's World Championship.
1989 Sauber C9 "Silver Arrows" secure WSC Championship and
Teams' World Championship after taking 7 victories in eight
races (three double wins); Sauber C9s finish 1st, 2nd and
5th at Le Mans.
1990 Sauber C11 secures WSC Drivers' and Teams' titles for the
2nd consecutive year.
1992 February 4; Sauber announces commencement of F1 project.
1993 Sauber finishes in 7th place in the F1 Constructors'
championship.
1994 Sauber finishes in 8th place in the F1 Constructors'
championship.
1995 Sauber finishes in 7th place in the F1 Constructors'
championship.


 

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