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SAUBER PETRONAS C23 Technical Data


By Jamie Makin
January 9 2005

The C23 is an entirely new design for 2004. It abandons the twin-keel concept pioneered by Sauber in favor of a more conventional and stiffer single-keel chassis. For the first time Sauber will use the current year's Ferrari engine (rebadged as "Petronas"), as well as their 7-speed gearbox. Technical Data - Chassis:

Official designation SAUBER PETRONAS C23
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension Upper and lower wishbones (front and rear), inboard springs and dampers actuated by pushrods (Sachs Race Engineering)
Brakes Six piston calipers (front and rear), carbon pads and discs (Brembo)
Transmission Longitudinally mounted, seven-speed transmission (Ferarri), carbon clutch (Sachs Race Engineering)
Chassis Electronics Magneti Marelli
Tyres Bridgestone - 265/55R13 front, 325/45R13 rear
Wheels OZ - 12J-13 front, 13.7J-13 rear
Length 4600 mm
Width 1800 mm
Height 1000 mm
Front track 1470 mm
Rear track 1410 mm
Wheel base 3120 mm
Weight 600 kg (driveable car including driver, tank empty)

Technical Data - Engine:
Official designation PETRONAS 04A
Number of cylinders V10
Cubic capacity 2997 cc
Cylinder block Aluminium
Number of main bearings 6
Number of camshafts 4 OHC
Camshaft drive interlocked
Number of valves 40
Valve mechanism pneumatic
Ignition system Magneti Marelli
Injection system Magneti Marelli
Lubricant "Syntium" by Petronas
Fuel "Primax" by Petronas

Technical Data for past seasons:

2003 Sauber C22

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