Caterham will have new car at first test

2014 F1 season

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. R.J. O'Connell (@rjoconnell) said on 8th January 2014, 15:48

    I really hope this is the year they get on the board. Marussia too.

    • Steven (@steevkay) said on 8th January 2014, 19:12

      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.

  2. andae23 (@andae23) said on 8th January 2014, 15:50

    Something tells me the morning of January 28th will be very busy..

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 8th January 2014, 16:04

      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

      • Jeanrien (@jeanrien) said on 8th January 2014, 16:18

        @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.

        • BasCB (@bascb) said on 8th January 2014, 16:46

          People scrambling all over the pitlane to get a glimps of any of the 6-8 new cars all presented more or less in the same 30 minutes before the lights go green is very likely indeed @jeanrien

  3. Chad (@chaddy) said on 8th January 2014, 16:43

    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.

  4. is the picture in the article of the new car? i dont think i remember having watched cashper and airbus on the livery before…

  5. Martin (@andone89) said on 8th January 2014, 21:27

    Will there be any live coverage? I mean like Sky sports F1 HD did last year with their live test coverage on TV.

  6. AMR (@aiera-music) said on 9th January 2014, 1:02

    Would love to see Caterham score some points this year! Just not more than Marussia, I love those guys xD

  7. Roald (@roald) said on 9th January 2014, 5:17

    It’s all the more sad Caterham can finish their car in time while Lotus can’t.

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