De la Rosa in the Sauber C29 at the Bahrain Grand Prix
Willy Rampf (Technical Director)
Seamus Mullarkey (Head of Aerodynamics)
|Predecessor:||BMW Sauber F1.09|
|Chassis:||Monocoque and bow made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic|
|Engine:||Ferrari type 056 2.4 V8|
|Driver:||22. Pedro de la Rosa 22. Nick Heidfeld 23. Kamui Kobayashi
|First start:||2010 Bahrain Grand Prix|
|Last start:||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2010|
|World Cup points:||44|
Technology and development
After BMW withdrew , this was the Swiss team's first self-build since 2005 . The vehicle is powered by a Ferrari type 056 2.4 V8. It was developed by the technical director Willy Rampf , the chief designer Christoph Zimmermann and the head of the aerodynamics department, Seamus Mullarkey .
It was initially piloted by Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa . The latter was replaced by Nick Heidfeld after the 14th race of the season . The presentation took place on 31 January 2010 at the Spanish Valencia instead.
At the debut race, the Bahrain Grand Prix , both cars retired due to hydraulic damage. In the second race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix , Pedro de la Rosa crossed the finish line in twelfth place, while his team-mate had to retire prematurely after a serious accident on the first lap. In the third round, the Malaysian Grand Prix , both drivers retired early. This time the Ferrari engine broke down on both vehicles, and on de la Rosa it was already on the grid lap. In the following races the failure rate remained high - only in Spain was Kobayashi able to achieve a 12th place. It wasn't until the seventh race of the season that both drivers managed to bring their car to the finish line for the first time. De la Rosa finished eleventh in Turkey , Kobayashi even in tenth, scoring the team's first point of the season.
After the next race ended with a total failure, the reliability improved significantly in the second half of the season. The team was now able to collect points regularly and Kobayashi achieved the best result of the season with a sixth place at the British Grand Prix . In the end, Sauber had 44 points and finished the season in eighth place in the constructors' championship.
|Formula 1 season 2010||44||8th.|
|P. de la Rosa||22nd||DNF||12||DNS||DNF||DNF||DNF||11||DNF||12||DNF||14th||7th||11||14th|
|green||-||Placement in the points|
|blue||-||Classified outside the point ranks|
|violet||DNF||Race not finished (did not finish)|
|red||DNQ||did not qualify|
|DNPQ||failed in pre-qualification (did not pre-qualify)|
|White||DNS||not at the start (did not start)|
|Light Blue||PO||only participated in the training (practiced only)|
|TD||Friday test driver|
|without||DNP||did not participate in the training (did not practice)|
|INJ||injured or sick|
|DNA||did not arrive|
|no participation in the World Cup|
|other||P / bold||Pole position|
|SR / italic||Fastest race lap|
|*||not at the finish,
but counted due to the distance covered
|underlined||Leader in the overall standings|
- Edd Straw: Sauber-Ferrari C29 . In: Autosport . 199, No. 5, February 4, 2010, pp. 74-77.