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Swiss team Sauber unveils new car, drivers Huelkenberg and Gutierrez for F1 season

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    Sauber F1 Team Formula One drivers Nico Huelkenberg of Germany, right, and fellow team member Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico, left, unveil the Sauber C32-Ferrari, the Sauber F1 Team Formula One car for the 2013 season, during the launch in Hinwil, Switzerland, on Saturday, 2 Feb. 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Patrick B. Kraemer) (The Associated Press)

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    Sauber F1 Team Formula One drivers Nico Huelkenberg of Germany, left, and fellow team member Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico, right, pose with the Sauber C32-Ferrari, the newly unveiled Sauber F1 Team Formula One car for the 2013 season, during the launch in Hinwil, Switzerland, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Patrick B. Kraemer) (The Associated Press)

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    Sauber F1 Team Formula One driver Nico Huelkenberg of Germany checks out the newly unveiled Sauber C32-Ferrari, the Sauber F1 Team Formula One car for the 2013 season, during the launch in Hinwil, Switzerland, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Patrick B. Kraemer) (The Associated Press)

Formula One team Sauber has unveiled its C-32 Ferrari car for the 2013 season along with its all-new driving team of Nico Huelkenberg and Esteban Gutierrez.

Team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says the car "is based on its predecessor which was a very competitive car."

In 2012, Sauber placed sixth in the constructors' championship, getting four podium finishes from drivers Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi. Perez, a 23-year-old Mexican, was hired by McLaren and Japan's Kobayashi has left the team.

Kaltenborn praises Huelkenberg as "a very efficient driver" who "if (he) gets an opportunity, he takes that and brings the result home."

The 25-year-old German finished 11th in the drivers' standings last year for Force India.

Gutierrez, a 21-year-old Mexican, make his F1 debut in Australia on March 17.