Sauber’s 2017 Formula 1 car will make its track debut during a filming day held at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 22, according to Motorsport.com.
The Swiss outfit is coming off a challenging 2016 campaign that saw it leapfrog Manor for the all-important 10th-place finish in the Constructors’ standings at the penultimate race.
However, after years of financial turmoil, Sauber’s long-term F1 future has been secured following fresh investment from Longbow Finance last summer.
Although the Hinwill-based team will race year-old Ferrari power units in 2017, it will be able to run its C36 from the opening day of pre-season testing, which starts on February 27 at the Spanish Grand Prix venue.
Last year, Sauber had to delay the launch of its 2016-spec challenger as it could not build the chassis in time for the first winter test.
The Swiss team's 2017 driver line-up includes Marcus Ericsson, who returns for a third consecutive season, and Pascal Wehrlein, with the Mercedes junior moving across from Manor after a strong rookie campaign.
Here is a recap of all the 2017 F1 car launch dates that have already been announced.