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Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Kovalainen plays down Gascoyne's criticism

Heikki Kovalainen has rejected Caterham technical boss Mike Gascoyne's criticism. Gascoyne, former F1 stalwart and now the technical boss of the entire Caterham Group, said this week that Finn Kovalainen harmed his chances of staying in F1 due to his poor management team and a lack of respect as he tried to move up the grid in 2013. Kovalainen, 31, played down the comments. "I have always had a good relationship with him (Gascoyne)," he said, "and my relationship with him will continue even now. […]

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013

Young driver for final Caterham seat?

Caterham deserved to beat Marussia in 2012, according to Mike Gascoyne, who also hinted that a young driver will fill the final seat

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013

'Kovalainen should have shown more respect'

Mike Gascoyne believes that Heikki Kovalainen should have shown more respect to Caterham

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Group Lotus launches scathing attack

Group Lotus has launched a scathing attack against rumours that the company is in financial problems and that Dany Bahar has been relived of his duties. In a Press Release posted on their Facebook page, Group Lotus responded to a picture posted by Sniff Petrol, before criticising the fortunes of Caterham F1 team. Group Lotus also restated its commitment to the Lotus F1 Team until 2017. Here is the Press Release in it's entirety. "Never let the facts get in the way of a good […]

Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2012

Gascoyne would choose Button over Hamilton

If Caterham's Mike Gascoyne was in the market for a McLaren driver, he would sign Jenson Button. The green-clad team's technical boss, Gascoyne, was at Renault in 2002 when it was decided to oust Button in favour of Fernando Alonso. But a decade on, Gascoyne says the tables have now turned, as 2009 world champion Button now heads the 2012 points standings for McLaren. "We weren't wrong (to replace Button), Fernando won two titles very quickly, but Jenson has developed into a hell of a […]

Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2012

Caterham Barcelona Day 4

T03 Barcelona - Day Four Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona - 4th March 2012 Driver: Vitaly Petrov Chassis: CT01-#3 Total laps: 101 Best lap: 1.22.795 Vitaly Petrov: “I am more than happy with how we went today. The team has done a fantastic job all day and we’ve been improving in every area each time we went out. I had my new seat today so I’m really starting to get comfortable in the car and the laptimes are coming down, the setup is improving and everything […]

Posted on Friday, March 2, 2012

Caterham Barcelona Day 2

Circuito de Catalunya, Barcelona - 2nd March 2012 Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#3 Total laps: 104 Best lap: 1.23.828 Heikki Kovalainen: “I’m pleased with how today has gone. I’m still not quite 100% after a bit of food poisoning kept me away from the track yesterday, but I’m pretty much over it and the way today has gone is good news. We keep going in the right direction and seem to have put the little issues that were holding us up behind us and the […]

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012

Caterham F1 Barcelone Day 4

T02 Barcelona - Day Four Circuito de Catalunya, Barcelona - 24th February 2012 Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 70 Best lap: 1.26.968 Heikki Kovalainen: “This is the sort of test you look back on and think we’re pleased to have got behind us, but we have still learnt a lot here and have ironed out quite a few issues that could have been more serious later in the season. Things haven’t exactly gone as we would have liked, but I think we all […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Caterham Barcelona Day 1

T02 Barcelona - Day One Circuito de Catalunya, Barcelona - 21st February 2012 Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 31 Best lap: 1.26.035 Heikki Kovalainen: “That obviously wasn’t how we wanted day one here to go, but that’s what testing is for – pushing everything to the limit to make sure we get rid of the problems before we get to the first race. It’s hard to learn a lot from limited laps, but I’m back in the car on Friday and I’m sure […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Caterham Jerez Test Day 4

T01 Jerez - Day Four Circuito de Jerez, Spain - 10th February 2012 Driver: Jarno Trulli Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 117 Best lap: 1.22.198 Jarno Trulli: “My first impression of the car was that it is good – a definite progression from 2011 and a good basis for us to work on for the season ahead. Its reliability has been demonstrated all week here in Jerez and we have generated a lot of data, particularly on KERS and the 2012 tyres which will help us […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Caterham Jerez Test Day 2

Circuito de Jerez, Spain - 8th February 2012 Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 139 Best lap: 1.21.518 Heikki Kovalainen: “I feel very happy with the work we have completed today. Yesterday we had a problem that was nothing to do with the car so today was our first real day of testing and we had a trouble free day, completing most of what we wanted to on day one and day two and working through a variety of setup changes. We ran on […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Caterham Jerez Test Day 1

T01 Jerez - Day One Circuito de Jerez, Spain - Tuesday 7th February 2012 Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 28 Best lap: 1.23.178 Heikki Kovalainen: “It’s good to be back at work after the winter break and great to see how up for the season ahead the whole team are. We were first out on track this morning and the early feeling I had from the car was good. It’s far too early to tell how much we’ve progressed but it already feels […]