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Sauber C24

Sauber C24
Category Formula One
Constructor Sauber
Designer(s) Willy Rampf
Predecessor Sauber C23
Successor BMW Sauber F1.06
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers, actuated by pushrods
Suspension (rear) As front
Engine Petronas 05A 3.0 90° V10 naturally aspirated, mid-engined, longitudinally mounted.
Transmission Sauber 7-speed Semi automatic
Fuel Petronas
Tyres Michelin
Competition history
Notable entrants Sauber Petronas
Notable drivers 11. Jacques Villeneuve
12. Felipe Massa
Debut 2005 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
19 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Sauber C24 was a Formula One car for the 2005 season. The number 11 seat was taken by Jacques Villeneuve, with Felipe Massa in the number 12 seat. Originally, the Sauber C24 was due to be launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 11, but on January 4, the launch was cancelled due to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. This car was the first completely designed with the team's new wind tunnel at Hinwil. The team didn't have a test driver. The engine was a Petronas 05A 3.0 V10. The team's main sponsor was Credit Suisse. For the first time, the team did not have any European drivers.


Sauber went into 2005 season with sponsorship continuity. The livery had a sponsorship change with Red Bull sponsorship departing to Red Bull Racing after a nine-year alliance with Sauber. The team did not have title sponsorship due to 2004 Asian Tsunami. The front nose livery was changed to blue due to usage of Michelin Tires, previously the nose livery was white in 2001-2004 seasons.


The Sauber team was taken over by BMW for the 2006 season. A C24B variant of the car fitted with BMW's P86 V8 Formula One engine was used in early testing between the 2005 and 2006 seasons in the hands of Nick Heidfeld and Jacques Villeneuve. On November 27, 2005, Heidfeld attended a Sauber seat fitting with his former boss, Peter Sauber. On November 28-December 2, 2005, Heidfeld attended off-season testing at Barcelona in a C24B car using Michelin tyres. On December 7–17, 2005, Heidfeld and Villeneuve attended off season testing at Circuito de Jerez with the same car. Just before the launch of BMW Sauber F1.06, Heidfeld attended off-season testing with C24B car in the full white interim livery on January 10-January 13, 2006.

Complete Formula One results

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
Villeneuve 13 Ret 11 4 Ret 11 13 9 DNS 8 14 15 Ret 11 11 6 12 12 10
Massa 10 10 7 10 11 9 14 4 DNS Ret 10 8 14 Ret 9 10 11 10 6

* denotes Ferrari engine badged as Petronas

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