Sauber is the latest Formula 1 team to successfully complete the mandatory FIA crash tests with its 2016 challenger.
The Swiss team has confirmed that is new C35 is on course to begin pre-season testing next month.
Sauber joins Toro Rosso, Haas F1, Renault, Force India, Manor and Ferrari in passing the FIA crash tests with its 2016 machinery.
“YAY! The #SauberC35did it! Nose & chassis passed the static & dynamic crash tests!,” read a tweet from the team’s official Twitter account.
Sauber is not expected to debut its C35 until the final pre-season test at Barcelona held from March 1-4.
The operation will however run a modified 2015 C34 model at the first Barcelona test from February 22-25.