Sauber has confirmed its new nose and chassis of the C35 has passed the mandatory FIA crash test, in both static and dynamic settings.
Prior to today, Sauber was one of two teams – McLaren the other one – that had yet to confirm it had passed the crash test. The McLaren, in theory, should come in due course.
A good summary by F1 technical analyst Craig Scarborough is linked in the below tweet:
While the new chassis is good to go for Sauber, it won’t be running yet at the first test at Barcelona from February 22 to 25.
The team confirmed, via its website, that the 2015 C34 chassis will run for the first four-day test before the C35 makes its maiden run from March 1 through 4 at the second Barcelona test.
The team’s 2016 livery, however, will be revealed at the first test.
Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr are set to return for their second season as teammates; for Ericsson, it’s his third season in the sport while Nasr prepares for his sophomore campaign.