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Behind the scenes with Caterham F1 at Magny Cours

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Behind the scenes with Caterham F1 at Magny Cours
May 9, 2013, 10:45 PM

Caterham has made a film entitled “Access All Areas” which gives a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a Formula 1 team as well as r...

Caterham has made a film entitled “Access All Areas” which gives a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a Formula 1 team as well as revealing their upgraded 2013 car for the first time.

Tony Fernandes’ team headed to France’s Magny Cours circuit to shoot the film, with race drivers Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde on hand to drive the car.

It follows the team from waking up in the morning and heading to the venue to the drivers suiting up and heading out on track to test the car.

Caterham has raced with a hybrid car for the opening four races of the season, but at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, the team will race with their 2013 specification for the first time.

The upgraded CT03 broke cover in the video with the biggest visual change being the addition of a vanity panel to hide the stepped nose.

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Caterham team principal Cyril Abiteboul said: “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.

“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 lap times. 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.

“Now we have our 2013 base-line 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 programme we’re managing efficiently alongside the 2014 new car project.”

 

 

 
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