Pic and Caterham put in laps during day three of Jerez testing

Charles Pic spent his first day getting comfortable in the new Caterham CT03-05.

Charles Pic: "It was very good to get back on track and for my first day with the team it's been pretty good. We had a technical issue late in the morning session that stopped the car on track but the team did a good job to fix it and give me enough time in the afternoon session to complete 57 laps in total.

Charles Pic, Caterham CT03 rear diffuser
Charles Pic, Caterham CT03 rear diffuser

Photo by: XPB Images

"The important thing for the first day was starting to get used to the car, particularly working with KERS and my new team. Everyone's been very helpful since I first went to the factory and I've already spent time in the simulator there, and with my engineers and mechanics, so nothing was completely new to me.

"Obviously it's important for me to feel comfortable in the car as quickly as possible and we've worked through a lot of the normal procedures today so I'm pleased with what we've achieved.

"Tomorrow we'll keep working through a similar program, as well as some aero tests, and just keep adding to the mileage."

Circuito de Jerez, Spain - Thursday 7th February 2013

Driver: Charles Pic, car #20
Chassis: CT03-05
Total laps: 57
Best lap: 1.22.352

Caterham F1 Team

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Charles Pic
Teams Caterham F1
Article type Testing report
Tags abiteboul, caterham, pic, van der garde