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The Sauber C22 was the Formula One car that Sauber Petronas used to compete in the 2003 Formula One season and was the third car that Willy Rampf designed for Sauber. Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen drove this car with Neel Jani as the test driver. The engine was the Petronas 03A V10. The car's major sponsor was Credit Suisse.
|Chassis||Carbon Fibre monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers, actuated by pushrods|
|Suspension (rear)||As front|
|Engine||Petronas 03A 3.0 V10 naturally aspirated Mid-engined, longitudianlly mounted|
|Transmission||Sauber 7-speed Semi automatic|
|Notable entrants||Sauber Petronas|
|Notable drivers||9. Nick Heidfeld|
10. Heinz-Harald Frentzen
|Debut||2003 Australian Grand Prix|
The car's most successful race came in the shape of the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis where they scored 10 points with Heidfeld finishing in 5th place and Frentzen achieving a podium finish of 3rd. The team finished sixth in the 2003 Constructors' Championship, scoring nineteen points from the sixteen races. This was one place down on the 5th position which the team achieved, when they used the Sauber C21s in the 2002 season.
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
|2003||Sauber Petronas||Petronas V10*||B||AUS||MAL||BRA||SMR||ESP||AUT||MON||CAN||EUR||FRA||GBR||GER||HUN||ITA||USA||JPN||19||6th|
* denotes Ferrari engine badged as Petronas