Kamui Kobayashi put his crash in testing in Spain down to different car settings which affected the balance of his Caterham.

With just 20 minutes of the session to run, Kobayashi went off at Turn 3 and hit the wall, damaging the right-hand side of his car. Having been to the medical centre for precautionary check-ups, Kobayashi explained that he had just made some adjustments in the cockpit which he felt contributed to the crash.

"I went off with oversteer," Kobayashi said. "I think we changed some settings but I think straight away we had a completely different balance and at Turn 3 I hit the wall. It was the last part of the programme so it was OK."

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Reflecting on the rest of his day, Kobayashi said he was pleased to see Caterham making some progress after a tough weekend but feels it was aided by the conditions.

"It was not really perfect but we almost completed our programme which was OK. I think we found some positives; I think even lap times on the same compound were quicker today with heavy fuel, so we definitely found more positives. As you can see the track temperature today was quite different, but at least we know that this temperature works better for us."

And Kobayashi said he felt Caterham's struggles were the sign of how complex the 2014 regulations are.

"There's a lot of work we are still doing to make a lot of progress. A lot of stuff is coming, but in the short time with the new rules it has been a big challenge for us."