Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Caterham looking to improve as Formula One returns to Spain

(Clement Marin - DPPI for Renault Sport F1)

The Caterham F1 Team head to the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend hoping to close the gap to Marussia in the Constructors championship because although neither team have scored points far this season due to their driver's finishing the opening four Grand Prix ahead of the Caterham duo Marussia find themselves in 10th place while Caterham are in 11th place.

Last time out in Shanghai Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson finished the Grand Prix in 18th and 20 place respectively. The Leafield based outfit will be hoping for a big performance gain in Spain as their engine supplier Renault will be supplying them with some updates to the power unit for this weekend's race. However all the Renault powered team's will have a similar update.

Caterham will also be hoping that the update package that they bring to the CT-05 will help them to move forward and possibly score their first world championship point as a Formula One Constructor.

It has been a busy three week's for the team as they have announced that test and reserve driver Alexander Rossi will get his first taste of the new era of F1 car when he drives for the team during FP1 for the Canadian Grand Prix next month. 

The American , who has been part of the Caterham set up since 2012 is hoping that his experiences with the team will help him to achieve his ultimate goal of gaining a seat on the Formula One grid.

The team's highest finish in 2014 so far came at the Malaysian Grand Prix where Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson finished the race in 13th and 14th place respectively. 

©Ben Johnston 2014

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