Here is the new Sauber!

Pictures are fine, but video is better:

Sauber became the sixth Formula 1 team to unveil its car for the 2012 season on Monday morning when the wraps came off the new Ferrari-powered C31. The Swiss squad finished in seventh place in the standings in 2011 after scoring 44 points following a strong start to the season. After a drop in performance during the middle part of the year, Sauber managed to keep rival Toro Rosso at bay thanks to two point-scoring results in the final races of the season, thus securing seventh position. [Source]

View more photos of the car here.

Narain Karthikeyan completes 2012 driver lineup

Indian Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan will join Pedro de la Rosa to complete the HRT line-up for the 2012 Formula One World Championship, the Spanish team announced on Friday.

This will be the 35-year-old Chennai-born driver’s second season with the team. HRT replaced him with Red Bull-backed Australian rookie Daniel Ricciardo midway through last year.

“Narain… will contribute continuity and stability,” team principal Luis Perez-Sala was quoted as saying in a statement.

Read the full article in The Times of India here.