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Sauber, Toro Rosso & Williams launch 2012 car

With all the teams out in Jerez for the first winter test session of 2012, three of the mid-pack teams decided to launch their cars when they got to the track.

Sauber and Toro Rosso both launched their cars on Monday, whilst Williams waited for Tuesday morning before pulling back the cloth to unveil their new car.

Just like all before them [except McLaren] they all have the broken nose ridge design which has become this seasons most talked about design aspect due to changes in the FIA regulations for 2012.

Williams and Sauber both have the very square rigid design, while Toro Rosso looks slightly smoother and neater.

Whether the aesthetics of the design will have any affect on the speed and performances of the cars though is yet to be seen, but all three teams will be looking to make strides this season.

'Our goal is to finish regularly in the points so as to put ourselves in a significantly better position in the world championship,' said Sauber team boss Peter Sauber to Autosport Magazine after the launch of their new car.

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost spoke after their launch and said: 'The STR7 is the third car designed, fabricated and assembled completely by Toro Rosso. We have invested a lot of money to build up the infrastructure and I hope the results will be good in the forthcoming season. This investment was only possible because we have strong partners.

'Last year we finished eighth in constructors' and this year we hope to do better, so seventh or more.'


While Frank Williams believes his teams new car gives the team a fresh start following the disappointment of 2011: 'One could say that looking at the Williams F1 Team today we are off to a truly fresh start, We have a new car, new driver line up, new engine and new senior personnel.

Sauber, Toro Rosso and Williams finished 7th, 8th and 9th in last seasons F1 constructors world championship.

Sauber finished 25-points behind Force India and 3-points ahead of Toro Rosso, while Williams scored just 5-points in their most disappointing season since they entered the sport in 1978.








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Date:Tuesday February 7 2012

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