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Swiss Formula One team Sauber unveils new car

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Swiss Formula One team Sauber unveils new car
Drivers Nico Huelkenberg and Esteban Gutierrez pose next to new Sauber car. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
19:58 CET+01:00
Switzerland's Sauber F1 team unveiled their new car for the 2013 Formula One season in Hinwil, in the canton of Zurich on Saturday.

Drivers Nico Huelkenberg and Esteban Gutierrez posed next to the new Sauber C32-Ferrari car, which will spin into action next month.

The Swiss team are optimistic for the upcoming campaign, which kicks off in Melbourne on March 17th.

They finished sixth in last year's constructors' championship, which was won by the Red Bull drivers' team of world champion Sebastian Vettel and Australian Mark Webber.
  
"The 2012 season was a very successful year for us," said team boss Monisha Kaltenborn.

"We not only moved up from seventh to sixth place in the constructors' standings, but also improved our points total from 44 in 2011 to 126 last season.

"We have a strong platform in place now, on which we are aiming to build and continue our upward curve."

Kaltenborn believes Gutierrez is ready to make his mark in Formula One, and is also pleased with the arrival of Germany's Huelkenberg, who will make his debut with the team after spells with Williams and Force India.

"We have had our eye on Nico Huelkenberg for some time and have been impressed by his performances," Kaltenborn said.
 
 "He is very quick, but, most importantly, he's also very efficient."

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