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Mar 14

F1: Disastrous Friday For Caterham In Australia

Marcus Ericsson (center) is in danger of missing the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Marcus Ericsson (center) is in danger of missing the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Fears over the complex nature of working on the 2014 cars were realized in Australia as both Caterham and Lotus saw their Friday running badly affected.

At Caterham, both Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson ran only one installation lap in first practice. Because of the time required to fix the problem, the Japanese driver didn’t run at all in second practice. Meanwhile rookie Ericsson did one lap in each of the sessions and may not be allowed to start if he has more problems on Saturday and doesn’t set a proper qualifying time.

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Jan 28

F1: Teams Face Uphill Battle As Jerez Test Gets Going

Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives in the pitlane in the new STR9 during day one of F1 Winter Testing at the Jerez on January 28, 2014.  (Photo: Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives the new STR9 during Day One of F1 winter testing in Jerez, Spain. (Photo: Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Preparations for the 2014 season got underway in Jerez on Tuesday, and it was all too clear how much work the teams will have to do before the first race in March.

Jan 28

F1: Marcus Ericsson Gives Distinctive New Caterham First Laps

Marcus Ericsson in the Caterham CT03 Renault during the F1 Pre Season Test 1 Jerez Tuesday 28 January 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Marcus Ericsson drives the Caterham CT03 Renault during F1 preseason testing in Jerez. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

The new Caterham CT05 took to the track in Jerez on Tuesday in the hands of rookie Marcus Ericsson. Inevitably, the car’s unusual nose has already attracted a lot of comments.

As previously, the car uses a Renault powerplant and Red Bull gearbox.

Jan 28

F1: Caterham Reveals 2014 CT05 Vehicle At Jerez

The Caterham 2014 CT05 prepares for test at Jerez. (Photo: Adam Cooper)

The Caterham 2014 CT05 prepares for test at Jerez. (Photo: Adam Cooper)

Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson today revealed CT05, the Caterham F1 Team car the Japanese and Swedish drivers will be competing with in the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship.

As originally reported at Caterhamf1.com

The first car to be fully designed and built at Caterham’s Leafield Technical Centre, CT05 is the team’s answer to the all-new F1 regulations that have come into force in 2014. The car will race in Caterham’s new all-green 2014 livery and, for the fourth year in a row, will be powered by Renault Sport F1, using the new Renault Energy F1 engine mated to a Red Bull Technology gearbox.

The Caterham 2014 CT05 front-end and nose. (Photo: Adam Cooper)

The Caterham 2014 CT05 front-end and nose. (Photo: Adam Cooper)

 

Jan 21

F1: Kobayashi, Ericsson Finally Confirmed For Caterham

The Caterham team during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Caterham team during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Caterham has finally confirmed that Kamui Kobayashi will join Marcus Ericsson this year, as predicted here back on Dec. 20.

Alexander Rossi retains his role as a test driver and will also race in GP2, and he’s joined in the reserve role by Dutchman Robin Frijns, who is rebuilding his career with new management after being dropped by Sauber.