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

Published February 02, 2013

| 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.

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