The Sauber F1 Team has confirmed that its new car, the C35, has passed the mandatory FIA crash tests.
The Swiss outfit is the latest to announce the news, joining Haas, Renault, Manor, Ferrari, Force India, Toro Rosso and Mercedes.
Sauber revealed that its Ferrari-powered 2016 chassis has been give the green light by the FIA in a post on Twitter.
However, the team’s new car will still debut at the second winter test, which takes place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya from the 1-4 March.
Sauber will attend the opening pre-season test sessions, from the 22-25 February, running an updated version of last year’s car.
Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr remain at Sauber for a second consecutive season. The team finished eighth in the 2015 constructors’ standings.