Sauber have taken the wraps of their 2011 car, with drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez unveiling the C30 in Valencia ahead of this week’s first pre-season test.

New Sauber 2011 Car

The Swiss team’s car was largely sponsorless last year, but the addition of 2010 GP2 Series runner-up Perez has seen a host of companies from his native Mexico add their logos to the Ferrari-powered racer. Chief amongst these is Telmex whose owner, Carlos Slim, ranks as the world’s richest man.  Badger was also interested to see the addition of a Tequila sponsor, the team will no doubt be as popular as Red Bull for paddock parties this year…

Having spent 2010 adjusting to life as a privateer team after four years of BMW backing Sauber will be looking to take a step towards the front in 2011. In banzai-passer Kobayashi they certainly have a driver capable of producing excitement but can he, and this new car, take Sauber back to the halcyon days of 2001?