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Country of origin:Switzerland
Produced from:1987 - 1989
Numbers built:6
Predecessor:Sauber C8 Mercedes
Successor:Sauber Mercedes C11
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 07, 2014
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Chassis 87.C9.01 The very first Sauber C9 built, this car made its debut at the Silverstone 1000 km in 1987 with Mike Thackwell and Henri Pescarolo at the wheel. It started second on the grid but a suspension failure prevented it from reaching the finish. It would continue to be used well in>>>

Chassis 87.C9.02 First used as a spare car at Silverstone, the second and last C9 built in 1987 was first raced at Le Mans. Starting 7th, drivers Chip Ganassi and Johnny Dumfries were forced to retire with a gearbox failure. Its first victory was scored at the Jerez World Championship round >>>

Chassis 88.C9.04 Completed in the summer of 1988, this Sauber Mercedes C9 made its debut at that year's Nürburgring 1000 km in the hands of Mauro Baldi and Stefan Johansson. They started on pole but failed to finish. They were more successful a fortnight later, winning the Spa 1000 km. >>>

Chassis 88.C9.05 The penultimate C9 built, this chassus was used by Jochen Mass and Jean-Louis Schlesser to win four of the eight rounds of the 1989 World Championship. It was also used in practice at Le Mans but for the race a T-car was used. After its retirement it was sold to a Swiss coll>>>

Chassis 89.C9.A1 Built as a spare ahead of the 1989 season, this chassis served as a T-car, while the Sauber-Mercedes team raced the C9s built in 1988. It was brought to Le Mans ready to go but ultimately, it was not raced. The fresh bodywork fitted to this car was then switched for that of >>>

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