In Detail: Sauber C31 Rear Suspension mounting clevis

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Sometimes the level of engineering in F1 is best described by the smaller simpler parts, an example of this is the humble suspension mounting.  This part being the point where the wishbone meets the gearbox to allow the suspension arm to pivot around it spherical bearing.  This example is a 2012 Sauber C31 rear wishbone mounting clevis, but is typical of several similar clevises in my collection of F1 parts, albeit they appear to get a little more sophisticated in shape each year.

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In Detail: Sauber Rear Suspension Pull Rod Rocker

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As F1 shifted from push rod rear suspension to pull rod, the packaging of the various compliant elements pivoting on it became more complex too.  Here we can analyse in depth the lower section of a Sauber C30-C31 rear pull rod rocker from 2011-2012.  This part pivots in a subframe mounted inside the gearbox, to operate the side springs\dampers, heave spring\dampers and anti roll bar.

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