F1 » Caterham satisfied with KERS debut


The Caterham F1 team made up for time lost on day one of the Jerez test, and began its KERS adventure into the bargain, on day two.

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JJJ - Unregistered

February 09, 2012 12:39 PM

Heikki is overrated at this point. Just because he can usually keep an oldtimer and 4 chicken barns behind him in quali and race doesn't all of the sudden mean he's a great driver. His first half year at Renault was miserable (his first race an utter disaster) and although he miraculously improved after a terrible qualifying and a crazy race in Canada that year, the following years a McLaren showed he's not a top driver. Sure, Hamilton probably got some preferential treatment, but if you compare the numbers Heikki managed 1 lucky win while Hamilton had 7 over the same period.

JJJ - Unregistered

February 09, 2012 12:44 PM

Btw, so far it looks like Gascoyne delivered another turd as was to be expected. I'm not liking this team at all. Yes they're the best of the new teams, which isn't that hard to do in the first place since HRT and Marussia are just hanging on for dear life, but if they'd really aspire to contend with the others they wouldn't hire a designer that has been failing o deliver for almost a decade now and they would drop Trulli immediately and hire a better driver to then evaluate if Heikki really deserves his seat.

Taz

February 09, 2012 1:58 PM

"Btw, so far it looks like Gascoyne delivered another turd as was to be expected"

Please explain how you know he's delivered a turd? you don't know what test program they are running through. Wait till the 1st european round and make an informed judgement then :rolleyes:

Nick - Unregistered

February 09, 2012 2:10 PM

It will be interesting to see how Petrov goes at the next test, he's familiar with KERs and been driving a quicker car. I think he will push Kovalainen then we see how good he is.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

February 09, 2012 8:14 PM

@Calvin

It's all about the monocoque height. You can easily change the nose cone but if you have to design a new monocoque, it will be a B car that has to go through the FIA crash test process.

There is no quick fix for this one because what matters is the profile under the nose. Mc Laren would have to redesign the whole front of the car if they wanted a stepped nose and the same is true for other teams if they wished to lower the whole front section.

That said, a stepped nose car could adopt a lower hanging nose cone if needed - not that it would look better - whereas Mc Laren can hardly raise the front profile with just a nose cone change I imagine.

vee - Unregistered

February 09, 2012 8:52 PM

this is wat i like about, the critic and bash to underdog team from the comment from people who dont know anything about caterham progress. so far, the car show it will make shame of the big team which this turd will frustrated the midfield, some of the front runners and the turd people who give just negative comment to caterham.

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