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Caterham eager to avoid repeat

Caterham hopes there will be no repeat of testing issues on day on in Catalunya
Caterham will hope to avoid a repeat of the issues faced on Tuesday during the second day of F1 testing in Barcelona today [Wednesday].

Heikki Kovalainen saw his time at the wheel of the new CT-01 restricted by a rear track rod failure which meant the car spent a lengthy period in the pits being repaired.

As a result, the Finn was only able to complete 31 laps on Tuesday with the team hopeful it has resolved the issue to give Vitaly Petrov maximum time on Wednesday as he debuts in Caterham colours.

“We had a rear track rod failure on Heikki's third run this morning which brought him to a halt on track,” chief technical office Mike Gascoyne said. “As soon as we had the car back in the garage we identified the issue and managed to fix it on site, and we have more parts coming out to make sure we don't have the same problem again.

“We know that this car is fundamentally reliable, so the aim for the next three days is to complete the plan for this test and put ourselves back on schedule.”



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DF - Unregistered

February 22, 2012 6:32 PM

Another bad day at the office for Caterham, the plus point is they are not making up for their poor on track performance with Hype and PR, quite refreshing. Must be because Gascoynes influence is diminishing.

Snatch - Unregistered

February 22, 2012 1:37 PM

Caterham will have to run low fuel today, once Petrov has settled in he will want to finish in front of the 2 rookies Bottas and Pic, in saying that I think the 2 of them are better peddlers than Petrov.



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