Sauber reveals 2016 F1 livery, announces new sponsor

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The Sauber Formula 1 Team has revealed its livery of the 2016 season ahead of the beginning of pre-season testing in Barcelona on Monday.

Sauber confirmed last month that it would not be debuting its new car, the C35, until the second test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya at the beginning of March.

However, the team’s new livery was shown off in a set of photos released in conjunction with a new sponsor announcement.

The 2016 Sauber will once again sport chiefly blue and yellow, with a dash of white being added to the front and rear wings.

The Swiss team has struck a deal with global enterprise applications company IFS, who will enjoy branding on the C35 car and the overalls of drivers Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson.

“We are very pleased to welcome IFS as a Principal Partner of the Sauber F1 Team,” team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said.

“In this demanding time for Formula One, it is of utmost importance to have strong partners on board. Together with IFS, we are laying an important foundation for the upcoming season as well as for future projects.

“This collaboration proves that both companies share similar values as regards to performance, high tech and high quality standards which are fundamental for a fruitful partnership. We look forward to working with IFS and have the objective to establish a long and successful collaboration.”