BMW Sauber F1.07
|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)|
|Notable entrants||BMW Sauber|
|Notable drivers|| Nick Heidfeld|
|Debut||2007 Australian Grand Prix|
|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. 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.
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.
The BMW Sauber team is adopting a new seamless shift mechanism, known as QuickShift, for its gearbox.
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)
|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|
- F1.07 technical detail - F1Technical.com
- "BMW Hungry For Seconds", BMW Sauber F1.07 launch article, Autosport magazine, 18th January 2007