Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2014 F1 Car Launch: Caterham's New 'Shue's...

Sweden's latest F1 prodigy Marcus Ericsson takes to the wheel of his new Caterham CT05. (Image source:
So the last team to announce its all new driver line-up for 2014 was Caterham who finally revealed their two new drivers when confirming "K-Squared," Japan's Kamui Kobayashi as its team leader with Sweden's Marcus Ericsson making his rookie debut - largely upon the size of the cheque he and manager Kenny Brack were bringing to the Leafield-based squad this January.

And it's hard for Mwah to believe that Caterham's chassis type number is already up to thee number five, (CT05) since I've been pulling for this Minnowesqe squad ever since it appeared on the grid in Twenty-ten, especially since it got Shanghaied by the other Lotus-Lotus XP Calladrocious 'Wayback when; Oh Never Mind!

Naturally, this year's first winter test in Jerez was anything but encouraging for le 'Reggie runners, (Renault) although Y'all know this situation will improve shortly, while I'd like to see the team switching to Honda 'lumps in 2015 with the addition of Kobayashi. But don't look for this to happen since Team Founder tony fernandez has a dealio in place with the Renault-Nissan alliance for a cross-production venture between his forthcoming Caterham road car and the soon to be relaunched Alpine product line...

As for the latest Caterham chassis, can't really say much about I-T! Except it's got one of those UGLY noses, as its front end design has been generating lots of consternation - while I certainly hope the new car goes like HELL since the Leafield Boyz need to score some points soon!

Team: Caterham
Chassis: CT05
Engine: Renault

(Car#/Name: R denotes rookie)
9) R-Marcus Ericsson
10) Kamui Kobayashi