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Sauber C29

Sauber C29
Category Formula One
Constructor Sauber
Designer(s) Willy Rampf (Technical Director)
Christoph Zimmermann (Chief Designer)[1]
Seamus Mullarkey (Head of Aerodynamics)[1]
Predecessor BMW Sauber F1.09
Successor Sauber C30
Technical specifications[2]
Chassis carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Suspension (front) Upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers, actuated by pushrods
Suspension (rear) as front
Engine Ferrari Type 056 2,400 cc (146.5 cu in) 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM naturally aspirated mid-mounted
Transmission Seven-speed semi-automatic carbon-fibre sequential gearbox with reverse gear electronically controlled, quick-shift Limited-slip differential
Weight 620 kg (1,367 lb) (including driver)
Fuel Shell
Tyres Bridgestone Potenza
OZ Wheels (front and rear): 13"
Competition history
Notable entrants BMW Sauber F1 Team
Notable drivers 22. Pedro de la Rosa
22. Nick Heidfeld
23. Kamui Kobayashi
Debut 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
19 0 0 0

The Sauber C29 also known as BMW Sauber C29 was a Formula One racing car which was used by the BMW Sauber F1 Team in the 2010 Formula One season. It was unveiled on January 31, at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.[3] With a lack of main sponsors, the C29 sported the team's colours and the drivers' names and flags during its launch and first test.[4] In the third test session they moved the names and wrote the message "See you in Bahrain March 12–14" on the car's engine cover.[5]

In Australia, Sauber announced plans to run their car with an F-duct system, similar to the version used on the McLaren MP4-25, in the free practice sessions.[6]

2010 season

In the early part of the season, the car demonstrated very poor reliability and it wasn't until the 7th round of the year that the team scored a point with Kamui Kobayashi taking 10th in Turkey. In the 2nd half of the year, the car gradually improved to a very respectable level and the team finished the season with 44 points, taking 8th in the Constructors' Championship.


In comparison to previous years, the C29 featured a plain livery that consisted of white, black and red. These are the team's actual colours, but because of sponsorship by Red Bull and BMW, the team had never run this scheme before. At the start of 2010, the car had no sponsors, only the driver's name and nationality on the bodywork. As the year progressed, the team gained sponsors, including Burger King.


Complete Formula One results

() (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points WCC
de la Rosa Ret 12 DNS Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 14 7 11 14
Heidfeld Ret 8 9 17 11
Kobayashi Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 10 Ret 7 6 11 9 8 Ret Ret 7 8 10 14


  1. ^ a b Straw, Edd (2010-02-04). "Sauber-Ferrari C29".  
  2. ^ "BMW Sauber C29 technical specificiations". (F1 Technical). 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  3. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (2010-01-31). "BMW Sauber launches new C29 car". ( 
  4. ^ "BMW Sauber C29 – 0015 (Image)". Iceman Forever ( 
  5. ^ "F1 Jerez '10 Test −0312 (Image)". Iceman Forever ( 
  6. ^ Noble, Jonathan (2010-03-25). "Sauber introduces its own duct system". ( 

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