Ericsson hopeful of step forward

By on Thursday, August 21, 2014
Caterham F1 Team

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson says the squad is targeting a step forward at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix as the team prepares to fit a large upgrade package to the CT05.

Ericsson, who will be joined at the team this weekend by new signing Andre Lotterer, has endured a challenging rookie season, with progress on the CT05 stalling until new owners were confirmed.

This weekend Caterham will be introducing a raft of upgrades to the CT05, which they hope will vault them into contention for 10th place in the Constructors' championship.

"We’re aiming to make real progress in Belgium, and that will make the whole weekend even better for the team and for me," he said.

"We haven’t had new parts on the car for quite a while, so to be coming to a track like Spa with a package that gives us a chance to take a step forward, that’s a good feeling, but we’re taking nothing for granted.

"We have a lot of work ahead of us to get the most out of that parts but everyone is prepared for that and if we achieve what we’re setting out to, and have good reliability, it could be a really good weekend for us."

Ericsson added that he has been looking forward to this weekend's race at Spa Francorchamps since his confirmation as a Formula 1 driver at the start of 2014.

"Spa is one of the races I’ve been most looking forward to since we first announced my F1 drive back in January," he said. "I love the track, it’s been a very good circuit for me, especially in the last couple of years in GP2 when I won in 2012 and was on the podium last year, so it’ll be good to be back, this time in an F1 car."


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