Caterham to run aero test at IDIADA

By on Friday, February 24, 2012

2012 Formula One Barcelona Test Day Four

After a tough week at Barcelona, Caterham have announced plans to run an aero test at the IDIADA Automotive Facility on Monday, which will be carried out by Finnish driver Heikki Kovalainen.

After the team replaced F1 veteran Jarno Trulli with Russian driver Vitaly Petrov last week, Caterham have been making various changes to their car to accommodate their new driver. This has included great amounts of setup work, with the team searching for the best setup for the Russian driver.

“We spent quite a bit more time looking at various areas of the car to help me find a setup I’m really comfortable with and can push on from,” explained Vitaly Petrov, who was in the car yesterday at Barcelona. “Once we’d sorted out the morning’s issues we were able to try a few different setup options in the afternoon and by the last couple of runs I think we were heading in the right direction both mechanically and with the different tyre compounds.”

The IDIADA track is an hour’s drive south from the Circuit de Catalunya, where Heikki Kovalainen will be continuing Caterham’s pre-season testing plans today. The newly-rebranded team, formerly Lotus, will be searching for there first ever points finish in 2012.


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