Sauber declares 2012 car ready to test
13 December, 2012
The Swiss team said the C32 “chassis and safety structures have passed” the mandatory FIA crash tests.
The Ferrari-powered car is therefore “fully homologated and ready for winter testing”, which will kick off at Jerez in early February.
The German-language Speed Week reports that almost every other team should also be ready for the first four-day session in southern Spain, even though Red Bull’s Christian Horner is quoted as saying: “It will be pretty darn close.
“You know Adrian Newey,” he joked.
Speed Week also said that a slight question mark hangs above Caterham’s plans, who are aiming for a Jerez debut but might only actually begin running with the 2013 car in Barcelona, two weeks later.
“The same goes for Williams,” the report claimed.
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