BMW Sauber F1.07

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BMW Sauber F1.07
Nick Heidfeld 2007 Britain 2.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor BMW Sauber
Designer(s) Jörg Zander
Technical Specifications
Chassis Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque.
Suspension (front) Double wishbone, push-rod activated inboard spring/damper. Zero keel geometry.
Suspension (rear) Double wishbone, push-rod activated inboard spring/damper.
Track-width F: 1470 mm (58 in)
R: 1410 mm (56 in)
Wheelbase 3110 mm (122 in)
Engine BMW P86/7 2400 cc (146 cu in) 90° V8. Naturally aspirated, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission BMW Sauber 7-speed "Quick Shift Gearbox (QSG)". Cast titanium housing, steel gears.
Weight 605 kg (1334 lb)
Fuel Petronas
Tyres Bridgestone
Competition History
Notable entrants BMW Sauber
Notable drivers Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld
Flag of Poland Robert Kubica
Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel
Debut 2007 Australian Grand Prix
 Races   Wins    Poles     FLs   
17 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0 (2nd: 2007)

The BMW Sauber F1.07 is a Formula One single-seater racing car built by BMW Sauber for the 2007 Formula One season.[1] The car was the first to have been designed fully by BMW, following their purchase of the former Sauber team. Initial pre-season testing was very positive, with many speculating that BMW could surprise some of the top teams with their performances once the season got underway.

Aerodynamics

The rear wing is mounted by the endplates, rather than the pylon-mounted arrangement used by some rivals' cars (such as the McLaren MP4-22).

Engine and gearbox

The engine's name, P86/7, is indicative of the fact that it is not a new engine, since it is heavily based on the P86 used in the 2006 F1.06 car. This is a requirement of the new homologation rules introduced by the FIA.[1]

The BMW Sauber team is adopting a new seamless shift mechanism, known as QuickShift, for its gearbox.

Livery

BMW Sauber went into the 2007 season with sponsorship continuity; unlike many rival teams, such as McLaren, Honda and Renault, that had to drop their tobacco sponsorship. This means the 2007 cars had a similar livery to that of the 2006 design with only subtle changes.


Complete Formula One results

(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 17 Points WCC
2007 BMW Sauber BMW V8 B AUS MAL BHR ESP MON CAN USA FRA GBR EUR HUN TUR ITA BEL JPN CHN BRA 101 2nd
Heidfeld 4 4 4 Ret 6 2 Ret 5 6 6 3 4 4 5 14 7 6
Kubica Ret 18 6 4 5 Ret Inj 4 4 7 5 8 5 9 7 Ret 5
Vettel TD TD 8

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "BMW Hungry For Seconds", BMW Sauber F1.07 launch article, Autosport magazine, 18th January 2007