The Sauber C19 was the car with which the Sauber Formula One team competed in the 2000 Formula One season. It was driven by the experienced pairing of Mika Salo and Pedro Diniz, who had previously been teammates at Arrows in 1998.

Sauber C19
Sauber C19 front-left 2017 Hangar-7.jpg
CategoryFormula One
Designer(s)Leo Ress
PredecessorSauber C18
SuccessorSauber C20
Technical specifications
ChassisMoulded carbon fibre composite structure
Suspension (front)Double wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones, pushrod
EnginePetronas SPE 04A (Ferrari), 80-degree V10
TransmissionSauber seven-speed longitudinal semi-automatic
Competition history
Notable entrantsRed Bull Sauber Petronas
Notable drivers16. Brazil Pedro Diniz
17. Finland Mika Salo
Debut2000 Australian Grand Prix
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

The car proved to be reasonably competitive, but not enough to escape from the large midfield group. Salo scored six points, but could not resist an offer from the fledgling Toyota team and left after the season finished, whilst Diniz failed to score any points and was dropped at the end of the year. The team finished eighth in the Constructors' Championship – same position as in 1999, but with more points.

The team experienced one of the worst races of its F1 career at the 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix, when both cars were withdrawn from the race after repeated rear wing failures caused by the bumpy track surface.

This car introduced twin front suspension mounting pylons, a design that would be used enhanced the following year.

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
2000 Red Bull Sauber Petronas Petronas V10 B AUS BRA SMR GBR ESP EUR MON CAN FRA AUT GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN MAL 6 8th
Pedro Diniz Ret WD 8 11 Ret 7 Ret 10 11 9 Ret Ret 11 8 8 11 Ret
Mika Salo DSQ WD 6 8 7 Ret 5 Ret 10 6 5 10 9 7 Ret 10 8