Presentation of new machines Caterham CT05
Presentation of a new car Caterham was quick. The team invited journalists at 845, but then apologized to prepare the machine to that time failed. In the end, Caterham CT05 appeared on the track for a couple of hours before the end of the first day of the tests" class="posttag">tests, and the press got surround release quotes management team.
Machine 2014 has a very recognizable, due to original shape of the nose fairing - when it became known that Markus Eriksson will leave the boxes behind the wheel CT05, journalists came out of the press center to look at the decision engineers Caterham - it turned out to be a very interesting the site consists of several planes and ends coming down the cone.
Cyril , the head of the team «Presentation of the new CT05 together with Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson is a source of pride for me and the whole team, after all, and Formula 1, and Caterham in 2014 are entering a new era. Our shareholders and partners have made significant investments in people and infrastructure in , now we are much closer to the teams that are ahead of us, and this year there is no reason to make this progress has not affected the results.
We believe that CT05 is a good starting point for work on the new rules and related problems, in particular, in terms of reliability. In a lot of talented people who worked hard to get out of the car and each of them played a role in helping us to achieve our goals. Of course, we will not know what the balance of power, until the first race, but we believe that we managed to respond to the challenge posed by the new rules, as effectively as they could.
We also have a very good reason for a positive attitude about the development of the machine during the season. Due to our relocation in 2012 in the "Valley of Motorsport" and effective plan of recruitment, we now have a team good combination of experience and young talents. In addition, we work in the wind tunnel Toyota Motorsport in Cologne, where the test model 60 of scale, and this is a significant improvement compared to our previous pipe and another proof of how serious we are achieving real success this year. In addition, we expanded our partnership with Dell/Intel, which among other things gives us great opportunities for working with CFD, the critical part of our design tools, especially given the changes in the rules governing the use of the wind tunnel in 2014.
Our technical partners Renault F1 Sport and Red Bull Technology, have won four of the last world championship. We understand that we can't really compete with the best teams, but there is no reason that would prevent us do better than in previous years. We have great experience of cooperation with Renault and Red Bull, which will be important this year. In 2014 will play a key role reliability and energy management, especially at the beginning of the season so close contacts with these organizations, which started in 2011, will certainly help.
Driving our cars in 2014 will be Kamui Kobayashi - rider, representing the perfect combination of experience, speed and passion, as well as Markus Eriksson, star GP2 that we have a chance in the Formula 1. In 2014 it will debut in Formula 1, and we are confident that he will step up in an equally quiet and fast manner that demonstrated throughout his career.
Help Kamui and Marcus develop the vehicle during the year will be Robin and Alexander Rossi, which this season will be our reserve pilots. Robin undoubted talent, and we are pleased that he will be able to prepare well for the debut in the Formula 1. Alexander cooperates with the team from 2011, we were witnesses to his rapid progress. Now he has a real chance to compete for the title in GP2 and continue its development in Formula 1 in the framework of the weekends, not coincident with the stages of GP2, as well as on the simulator».
Mark Smith, technical Director «Despite of the serious changes in the rules, our approach to developing quite a bit different from the usual - we have sought to achieve maximum aerodynamic and mechanical efficiency within the requirements of the regulations. Special attention was paid to reduction of weight and ensure the reliability of this factor will be the key, therefore, we chose a very conservative approach in the matters related to propulsion systems cooling, exhaust, for temperature control, etc.
Are widely discussed solutions engineers teams in the front of the vehicle - in this field, we focus on the optimization of the air flows around the nose fairing, the front of the chassis and wing smaller widths in accordance with the provisions of the 2014. The aerodynamic kit, which we start tests" class="posttag">tests in no case is the final version - work in the wind tunnel continues.
Change height of the front of the chassis forcing us to use thrust instead pushers in the front suspension is the most efficient solution in terms of aerodynamics and mechanics. Other important factors - arrangement of radiators of cooling systems in the side pontoons and an attempt to compensate for the loss of clamping force in the rear of the machine because of the ban on use of energy of exhaust gases - faced it all commands and in the course of the season we will see serious progress in this area».