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.
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.
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.
Kamui Kobayashi appears imminently close to securing his return to Formula 1.
The Japanese lost his Sauber seat at the end of 2012, spending last season as a Ferrari test driver and driving a works Ferrari 458 in the Le Mans series.
But Kobayashi, 27, has also collected millions from his fans to offer to a potential Formula 1 race employer, and just before Christmas was spotted at Caterham’s factory.