F1 » Caterham 'running conservatively' at opening test

The Caterham F1 team heads for Barcelona buoyed by what it describes as the best first test of its short three-year history in the top flight.

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Robert - Unregistered

February 11, 2012 11:13 AM

I cant say I was impressed with Caterhams new car 'running conservatively' is that Gascoyne's excuse for being slow, granted it was reliable covering the most laps but F1 is not the Tortoise and Hare they should have done a few quick runs to shut people like me up. Friday's running was very poor and I think both drivers will have to come to terms with KERs quickly.

Walter - Unregistered

February 11, 2012 3:38 PM

Looks like another season of Gascoyne putting a spin on poor performance, by Friday they should of had enough data to be able to put a couple of hot laps in. The cars looks and performance are equal dull.Cant see them hanging on to Kovalainen for much longer unless he is happy touring around collecting his millions.


February 11, 2012 4:16 PM

I, for one, hope that they can progress into the midfield. It would be good for the sport to have a newer team actually make progress. They are at least making an effort to improve by bringing in better personnel and partnering with bigger teams to develop the car. The other new teams are complete rubbish and are only putting forth a minimal effort, hardly worthy of even participating at this level. I think all the negative posts would be better served on a HRT or Marussia/Virgin thread, but they didn't even have cars to test now did they?

SPF1 - Unregistered

February 11, 2012 4:48 PM

Hilarious how all these "experts" are second-guessing testing times and coming up with so much rubbish about Gascoyne - I agree that this year is probably a make-or-break for him, but let's wait and see how the car performs when the serious stuff starts. Remember who was posting fastest times last year? Willams - and look at their race performance. Fast times in testing mean nothing, and, in fact, can give other teams an insight into a car's true performance.

Kiko - Unregistered

February 11, 2012 6:04 PM

Above post states Jarno has experience of KERS from 2009 - I don't think he does, wasn't he a Toyota driver and I don't think they had KERS.

Luke - Unregistered

February 11, 2012 6:08 PM

Are you suggesting the the Jerez test wasn't serious because to me that's hilarious, Every day of every test is serious, every timed lap is important and for a team predicting running in the mid field this season to finish the week where they did is a massive set back. Gascoyne is so predictable he has a an answer for everything but this season it will catch up with him. Caterham should score points often to have any credility.
and for SPF1 to come out with this gem
'can give other teams an insight into a car's true performance.'
thats not hilarious its ridiculous who out of the teams at Jerez would want to know

Al-x - Unregistered

February 11, 2012 6:16 PM

have to agree buddy, just looking at the weeks combined times and caterham must have some big probs, only heiki could get it in front of last years HRT trulli and the rookie were off I think conservatively must mean b00dy slow in norfolk or malaysia

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