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Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kobayashi hoping to show Caterham progress

Kamui Kobayashi is hopeful that he can show the progress Caterham has made as the season reaches its halfway point in Germany this weekend. Caterham was bought by a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors prior to the British Grand Prix, a race which Kobayashi feels did not reflect accurately on the squad's progress after a series of issues across the weekend. The Japanese driver was hit by an ERS problem during qualifying and damaged his car on the opening lap of the race […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Frijns gets Caterham practice outing

Reserve driver Robin Frijns will return to the cockpit of the Caterham CT05 at this weekend's British Grand Prix. Frijns, who joined the team at the start of the year, will replace Kamui Kobayashi in the first session on Friday. "I’m back in the 2014 car for the first time since Bahrain and excited about getting back in the cockpit and helping us make some progress again, and seeing how the car has developed since early April," he said.  "The last few races have obviously […]

Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014

Mechanical problems plague Caterham

Both Caterham drivers had their build-up to the Austrian Grand Prix hampered by issues during Friday practice at the Red Bull Ring. Kamui Kobayashi sat out the final section of the second session while Marcus Ericsson's CT05 stopped early on in the first session, although he was able to return to the track for the second 90 minute period. "We started the long run on supersofts and I was up to lap 10 of that first stint when I started feeling the car pull right […]

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014

Rossi pleased with practice outing

Alexander Rossi expressed his satisfaction after receiving his first running in Caterham's 2014 Formula 1 car. Rossi, who tested last year's CT03 on a number of occasions, completed 27 laps in the CT05 during first practice for the Canadian Grand Prix. Rossi was the slowest of the 22 runners, three-and-a-half-tenths of a second off of regular Caterham racer Marcus Ericsson. "It was alright I think," he said. "Obviously you always want to go quicker than the other car. I think that for the first foray, […]

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kobayashi: No point risking damage

Kamui Kobayashi says there was no reason for Caterham to run during the first part of second practice and risk damaging the CT05. Kobayashi was one of several drivers to remain in the garage due to heavy rain falling during the lunch break in Monte Carlo. The Japanese driver eventually emerged out onto the circuit for the final 10 minutes of the session, once it was possible for option tyres to be used. "Like a few of the other teams we waited to start our […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ericsson sure of improvements after 'worst case scenario'

Marcus Ericsson is hopeful that Caterham can put on a better performance at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix after a difficult start to the 2014 season. Caterham currently props up the Constructors' championship with Ericsson having achieved a best result of 14th in Malaysia. The Swede believes that Caterham can improve in Monte Carlo after encountering their 'worst case scenario' in Spain. "It’s been quite a tough part of the year, obviously we had some issues with the car and the power unit, but I […]

Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014

Ericsson hoping for high retirement rate

Marcus Ericsson believes that this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix could provide Caterham with an opportunity to move up the championship table. The Swedish rookie - who claimed a best of 14th in Malaysia earlier this year - reckons the traditional high retirement rate at Monte Carlo could give Caterham a chance of claiming a good result. "As a rookie Monaco is obviously one of the races you’re most excited about, and I’m no different," he said. "I obviously have a lot of experience of racing […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Kobayashi apologises after shunt ends day

Kamui Kobayashi apologised to his Caterham team after he crashed out of the first day of the second in-season test in Spain. Kobayashi lost control of his CT03 at turn three and damaged the right front side of the car. The Japanese driver ended the day ninth fastest having completed 72 laps. "We just had oversteer, we changed some settings but we locked up straight away and had a completely different balance," he said. "And unfortunately I hit the wall." "There is quite a lot […]

Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Kobayashi halted by brake failure

Kamui Kobayashi says that a brake failure forced him out of the Spanish Grand Prix. Kobayashi was running towards the back of the field when he was unable to slow down for the first corner and had to call it a day after 34 laps. "My start was pretty good and I was up to 18th by the end of lap one having passed [Max] Chilton, but I couldn’t keep [Pastor] Maldonado or [Jean-Eric] Vergne behind me and lost places to them by lap five […]

Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2014

Caterham parts company with technical director Smith

Caterham has announced a new management structure, with technical director Mark Smith leaving the team with immediate effect. Smith's role will not be replaced, with John Iley, Jody Egginton and Gerry Hughes all assuming responsibility for specific areas and they will report to team principal Cyril Abiteboul. "First I would like to thank Mark for his time and dedication to the development of our team since he first joined in 2011," said Abiteboul. "We and Mark part company on good terms and with our best […]

Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014

Rossi to participate in FP1 sessions

Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi will participate in two free practice sessions with the team in 2014. Rossi, who joined the team in 2011, will take part in the first sessions in Canada and the USA later this season. GP2 racer Rossi has tested for Caterham on a number of occasions and will get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car again in June. "Each time I step into F1 machinery there is an important job to do," he said. "Montreal and Austin are […]

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014

Ericsson sure Caterham can make gains

Marcus Ericsson says that he is sure there is a 'considerable' amount of time still to come from Caterham at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. Ericsson was the slowest of the 22 runners in China but believes the team can make gains with their CT05. "The car was oversteering too much, especially in the high speed corners, so we introduced a bit more understeer to help counteract that and it worked well on run two which we used to do some aero evaluation," he said. […]