Charles Pic, Caterham, Yas Marina, 2013

Caterham will have new car at first test

2014 F1 seasonPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Charles Pic, Caterham, Yas Marina, 2013Caterham have become the third team to confirm they will have their new car ready for the first test of 2014.

They plan to reveal their 2014 contender on the morning of the first day of the Jerez test, January 28th.

Caterham added they will also attend the subsequent two tests in Bahrain.

McLaren and Mercedes have previously confirmed they will have their new car ready for the first test, while Lotus will not.

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17 comments on “Caterham will have new car at first test”

    1. Yes! The whole point of extends points finishes down to 10th place was to give these teams the slightest chance of a points finish. Caterham has been talking big for a while, so hopefully they can deliver. Marussia… well, I’ll be happy if they can just stay in the series and afford to develop the car adequately.

      I’m sure these guys will be as happy as a WDC/WCC winning team when they get their first point. Frankly, at this point, I don’t even care if one of these teams gets a point just through attrition; it’s really been too long with too little reward.

    1. Yeah, I think maybe Ferrari will also do an event before the test, and possibly Red Bull, although their launch last year doesn’t promise much towards that. Otherwise would be surprised if any teams went out much before that @andae23

      1. @bascb Some teams may try to reveal their cars on 27th to have some visibility (thinking of Wiliams, ForceIndia or Sauber) but they have all interest waiting to know which day RedBull and Ferrari are launching to avoid being eclipsed …
        Also feel 28th will be a busy day.

  1. I hope Caterham is awesome this year. Like six wins awesome. With enough speed for the driver to pass, say, Jenson, and turn around and wave goodbye before braking for the next corner.

    1. F1 cars are never really finished though – they’re constantly evolving the cars.. Testing will no doubt extra important this year, but being the first on track is no guarantee of success.

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