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Q&A with Eric Gandelin

Sauber chief designer, Eric Gandelin, explains the thinking behind his team's 2014 contender.There are a lot of regulation changes in 2014. Can you explain what has changed and how that affects the design of the Sauber C33-Ferrari, starting with the chassis and the aspect of safety?'Yes, the regulation changes in 2014 are the biggest ever seen in Formula One. They impact on all aspects of the car's design. The most noticeable change on the chassis and safety side concerns the nose structure where a maximum height for the tip of the nose is now set by the rules. This is to reduce the likelihood of cars launching in the air in case of a front to rear impact. This also reduces the risk of a...
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