2012 Sauber to be launched at Jerez test

Sauber F1 Team

Dec.19 (GMM) Sauber has revealed that its 2012 car will be ready for the first test of the pre-season.

The Swiss team announced in a statement that the Ferrari-powered C31 will be launched at Jerez on 6 February, the day before the start of the official group test at the southern Spanish circuit.

Hinwil based Sauber has retained 2011 drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez for next season.

With the C30, they secured seventh place in the constructors’ world championship in 2011, scoring more points than Toro Rosso, Williams and F1′s three newest teams Caterham (nee Lotus), HRT and Marussia (nee Virgin).