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Sauber C15

Sauber C15

Sauber C15
Category Formula One
Constructor Sauber
Team/s Red Bull Sauber Ford
Designer Leo Ress
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
Fuel Elf
Tyres Goodyear
Debut 1996 Australian Grand Prix
Races competed 16
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
The Sauber C15 was the car with which the Sauber team competed in the Formula One season. It was driven by Heinz-Harald Frentzen, who was in his third season with the team, and Johnny Herbert, who moved from Benetton.

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.

Complete Formula One results

(F1 driver results legend 2) (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 Points WCC
Sauber Ford V10

AUS

BRA

ARG

EUR

SMR

MON

ESP

CAN

FRA

GBR

GER

HUN

BEL

ITA

POR

JPN 11 7th
Johnny Herbert

DNS Ret 9 7 Ret 3 Ret 7 DSQ 9 Ret Ret Ret 9 8 10
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 4 Ret Ret 8 8 Ret Ret Ret 7 6

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