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#1 RE: Caterham F1 Team by miezicat 25.01.2012 13:04

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http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97174

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Caterham F1 team unveils 2012 challenger



The Caterham F1 team unveiled its 2012 challenger to the public on Wednesday, one day ahead of the what was originally planned by the squad.

The team has revealed its car on the cover of the latest edition of F1 Racing magazine, subscribers of which received their copies today. But the team has now also released an image of the car through its official Twitter feed.

It intends to publish more images and further details of its new car on Caterham's website tomorrow.

Caterham's CT01, as the car will be called, is the team's first single seater under the new name, having raced as Lotus in its first two seasons in Formula 1.

The car, which will be powered by Renault engines, features a platypus-style nose with front suspension mounts that raise above the noseline. Features such as these may prove to be quite common this year due to the new regulations covering the nose area.

It also appears to be more aggressive aerodynamically than its predecessors, which were deliberately conservative, and features tightly-sculpted, low rear bodywork with slim and short sidepods to maximise the low drag effect in that area.

The CT01 is scheduled to make its track debut at Jerez next month when testing kicks off.




<img src=s" title="eeks" /> ugly nose is ugly :fear

#2 RE: Caterham F1 Team by Sonny 25.01.2012 13:56

Is it just me, or does that image make the car appear longer than what we were accustomed to seeing in 2011? Maybe it's the design of the nose/monocoque. But that front end sure looks quite long to me.. <img src=" title="dunno" />

Putting that aside: That car looks like it has undergone some work in a wind tunnel. I know they aren't "McLaren style" side-pods.. but the sidepods also don't connect adjacent to the cockpit (like the RB7). They sit lower.. The coke bottle certainly looks much more compact. The engine air inlet and rearward reminds me a lot of Force India's 2011 challenger.

Interesting that we don't have any pictures of the exhaust or diffuser.. I know Scarbs thought we might see some "elevated" exhausts to help blow the rear wing. It doesn't seem Caterham have taken this approach..

#3 RE: Caterham F1 Team by Ragingjamaican 25.01.2012 15:10

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Looks horrible unlike last years car!

I hope the other cars noses aren't like this!

#4 RE: Caterham F1 Team by Sonny 25.01.2012 15:14

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Looks horrible unlike last years car!

I hope the other cars noses aren't like this!



I would get used to seeing them, Ragey. With the current regulations.. I would suspect most of the cars' noses will look this way..

#5 RE: Caterham F1 Team by Ragingjamaican 25.01.2012 15:57

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Bring back the 1998-2008 type of cars!

#6 RE: Caterham F1 Team by YiNing 04.02.2012 10:18

Caterham signs Giedo van der Garde as reserve driver

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97315

http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/843201/73acc646d9/ARCHIVE

#7 RE: Caterham F1 Team by Kurski 17.02.2012 11:14

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Vitaly Petrov to Caterham F1 Team.

#8 RE: Caterham F1 Team by icemaid 17.02.2012 11:26

No Italian driver on the grid.

#9 RE: Caterham F1 Team by Kurski 17.02.2012 12:09

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No Italian driver on the grid.

The Italian driver is missing the grid for the first time in 40 years.

#10 RE: Caterham F1 Team by Jinx 17.02.2012 16:59

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Congrats to Skeletor! I hope he gets a good season up against his teammate Heikki... not the original Finn he was supposed to be partnered with but with a Finn nonetheless.

#11 RE: Caterham F1 Team by YiNing 17.02.2012 17:21

I think it's a good pairing, wish both all the best.

The car looks not too bad at Jerez testing, I think they've taken a step forward.

#12 RE: Caterham F1 Team by Olga 17.02.2012 18:35

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my Pet is back! my Pet is back! :ragy :jump <img src=" title="yay" />

#13 RE: Caterham F1 Team by Olga 17.02.2012 18:43

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Kurski, thanks for the good news! <img src=" title="ty" />

#14 RE: Caterham F1 Team by Ragingjamaican 18.02.2012 01:44

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Although I wanted to see Petrov on the grid...would not have liked it this way, Trulli's been hard done by.

#15 RE: Caterham F1 Team by Denorth 13.07.2012 14:30

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Heikki driving up to the Goodwood hill this year (on board camera)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtzKnEBsJoE

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