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Post Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:21 pm

First of all, sorry to the mods if there is a Caterham 2012 thread, i cant find it to post this in.

New sponsor joins Caterham, Visa. http://www.caterhamf1.com/news/2012/vis ... am-partner

This is surly on the back of Alex Rossi getting a FP1 seat and im sure it is the second of many North American sponsors to join the team behind GE who joined for a deal reportedly worth €35m last year. Id recon this is a €20m a season deal, and if the reports that Blackberry were to follow GE last year that never materialised due to the Lotus/Team Lotus thing. Id say that Blackberry could now inject a decent ammount of sponsorship now as that issue has gone.

Looks like Caterham will become one of the better funded teams this year, as their budget this year is a estimated €120m to €130m. Whitch is on a par with Force India and Toro Rosso. All they need to do is get to that €180m+ mark and they will be in the Lotus/Mercedes region of budget.
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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:50 am

Lates fotos of CT-01 from AUS gp.

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Forza
 
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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:15 pm

Can't find Caterham 2012 thread, sorry!
Kov helmet, Angry birds: http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/bild ... ow_item=41
Searches show he's got a partnership with them for 2012. Finnish connection.

Also: http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/bild ... how_item=2
nice shot that.

(edit: added 2nd piccy link)
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Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:25 am

new FW, from @MyCaterhamF1

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afiq
 
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Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:31 am

afiq wrote:new FW, from @MyCaterhamF1

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I can count 7 changes to the launch spec.
ESPImperium
 
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Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:53 am

i count 9 :P
allstaruk08
 
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Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:28 am

I count anywhere between 1 and 912930584 depending on how you determine exactly what a "change" is.
beelsebob
 
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Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:09 pm

First of all, the colour :lol: then you got the red bull style flap where the first flap is fixed and the top flap is adjustable, the endplate had moved outwards and the cascade has changed, camera placements. Why are a lot of teams now converging to this style of front wing similar to RB?
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RichardF1
 
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Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:50 pm

Cause its the best front wing design you can have for a pretty neutral base ground car, only mclaren rly have their own FW but they also have a totally diff design philosphy on the car going back a few years.
Huntresa
 
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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:03 am

Looks like they are still around 1.5 sec off the mid field.
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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:07 am

If they remain like this for whole season, I can't see Heikki in this team next year.
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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:58 pm

they will close the gap, but i fear they need money to refine the car.
The basic car is good just that it's not super detailed or refined.

I'ts a nice clay pot without the smoothing and teasing necessary to make it a show piece.
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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:02 pm

ringo wrote:...
The basic car is good just that it's not super detailed or refined.
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Whta an interesting statement, would you mind elaborate on that as to how you came to such an affirmative conclusion?
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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:23 pm

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Joie de vivre
 
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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:24 pm

ringo wrote:they will close the gap, but i fear they need money to refine the car.
The basic car is good just that it's not super detailed or refined.

I'ts a nice clay pot without the smoothing and teasing necessary to make it a show piece.


But they got 30million extra this year for finishing 10th in the Constructor for 2 years in a row there for being upgraded to another class in the money pot.
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