Sauber's big steps under F1's new rules

Sauber's big steps under F1's new rules

While there are some concerns that F1's rules shake up won't be that big after all, one of the teams with most to gain from new regulations has worked hard to find gains through the changes

Sauber is probably the team that has the most to gain from Formula 1's regulation changes for 2017. Over the past couple of years, it has struggled for budget, which has led to a lack of developments and a lot of time spent at the rear of the field.

It was only the wet race at Interlagos that brought Sauber its vital first points finish of last year, which allowed it to move ahead of Manor into 10th in the constructors' championship. That also brought with it a decently-sized cheque, which could be put together with the investment from new ownership to employ some much-needed, more experienced design staff.

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