|Team/s||Red Bull Sauber Ford|
|Drivers|| 14. Johnny Herbert|
15. Heinz-Harald Frentzen
|Chassis||carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure|
|Suspension (front)||double wishbones, combined spring/damper units, pushrod|
|Suspension (rear)||double wishbones, combined spring/damper units, pushrod|
|Engine||Ford Zetec-R 72-degree V10|
|Gearbox||Sauber/Xtrac six-speed longitudinal semi-automatic|
|Debut||1996 Australian Grand Prix|
After an encouraging performance in with a Ford V8 engine, 1996 proved frustrating as Sauber developed the troublesome Zetec-R V10. Problems with the new unit's power delivery resulted in the team scoring only 11 points, despite the theoretical power advantage over a V8.
The drivers proved well-matched, with Frentzen having a slight edge over Herbert. However, the German left the team at the end of the year to join champions Williams for . The team's second podium finish since its F1 début in was scored by Herbert at the chaotic 1996 Monaco Grand Prix, with Frentzen in fourth. Heinz-Harald scored further points at Catalunya and Suzuka.
The team eventually finished seventh in the Constructors' Championship, with 11 points.