Sauber C18

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sauber C18
Jean Alesi 1999 Canada.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Sauber
Designer(s) Leo Ress
Predecessor Sauber C17
Successor Sauber C19
Technical specifications
Chassis Moulded carbon fibre composite structure
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, pushrod
Engine Petronas (Ferrari), 80-degree V10
Transmission Sauber seven-speed longitudinal semi-automatic
Fuel Petronas
Tyres Bridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrants Red Bull Sauber Petronas
Notable drivers 11. France Jean Alesi
12. Brazil Pedro Diniz
Debut 1999 Australian Grand Prix
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Sauber C18 was the car with which the Sauber Formula One team competed in the 1999 Formula One season. It was driven by Jean Alesi, in his second year with the team, and Pedro Diniz, who replaced Stewart-bound Johnny Herbert.

The car proved promising, with a strong race pace throughout the season. However, the year was compromised through poor gearbox reliability and not enough speed in qualifying trim.

In the end, the team finished a disappointing eighth in the Constructors' Championship, with a meagre five points - the lowest total since its entry into F1 in 1993.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1999 Red Bull Sauber Petronas Petronas V10 B AUS BRA SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA EUR MAL JPN 5 8th
Jean Alesi Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 8 16 9 9 Ret 7 6
Pedro Diniz Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 6 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11


External links[edit]