Video: improved Caterham at Magny Cours

Thu, 9 May 2013, 02:21

This video was shot at the Magny Cours circuit in France and gives an insight into a day in the life of an F1 team at work on track. Viewers will have a rare glimpse into the lives of race drivers Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde, and views of the CT03 race car in 2013 race five (Spanish Grand Prix) specification for the first time this season.

Cyril Abiteboul, Team Principal, Caterham F1 Team: “The whole team is proud to unveil our 2013 team film, a piece of work that gives a real insight into what we think makes a day in F1 so special. The drivers have opened their doors to the cameras and, for the first time this year, we’ve been able to show what our definitive 2013 car looks like.

“We started this season with a hybrid car and raced that for the first four Grands Prix this year. We brought some of the new package that is featured in “Access All Areas” to the last race in Bahrain and that brought a small performance step, and now we can show the 2013 race car for the first time, before it races at the Spanish Grand Prix.

“In addition to the rear wing that Charles raced in Bahrain, the most obvious visual change to the car is the addition of the vanity panel on its nose. We said when we launched our revised 2013 livery that we think we have one of the best looking cars, and the package we’re running from Spain is another step in that direction.

“But beyond the aesthetic, our sights will be on the laptimes. We saw from the pace Charles had in qualifying and the race in Bahrain that the updates we brought to that race worked as we’d predicted, and now we have our 2013 baseline package completed we’ll aim to keep progressing from Spain and throughout the rest of the season. Now that our production facility is finally up and running in Leafield, we are in position to have new parts coming at every race this year, a program we’re managing efficiently alongside the 2014 new car project. We’re all quietly confident we can start playing a role in the F1 show this year, and for many seasons to come.”

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