Ericsson finally earns superlicence

By on Friday, February 21, 2014
Caterham F1 Team

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham driver finally completed sufficient running to earn his Formula 1 Superlicence.

Drivers must possess a Superlicence in order to compete in the sport.

Ericsson conducted 98 laps on the third day of the second test in Bahrain, which gave the Swede the requisite amount of mileage to earn the crucial document.

"I’m pleased with how my first day on track in Bahrain went," said Ericsson.

"98 laps is obviously very good news in terms of reliability, and it also means I’ve passed the 300kms I needed to do to qualify for a Superlicence."

"The boys have worked really hard today and we’ve pretty much had no issues which meant I could just get on with the program, and that was the main goal for today."

Ericsson was 10th fastest of the 12 runners but was not concerned by his 7.8s deficit to Friday leader Lewis Hamilton.

"Performance-wise there’s still a lot more to come, both from the car and the engine."

"The times today didn’t really mean anything, and although it’s always nice to put in a quicker time, we’ve been doing pretty long runs all day and just working through the plan. Now I can’t wait to get back in the car again and hopefully our reliability record so far will hold up."

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