Caterham CT-03 Renault

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Post Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:30 pm

A quick reminder that the car threads are a haven for exploring the actual features of the actual car.

We have other threads for team & race conversations.


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Thread will be unlocked when the car is launched ... Tuesday 5th February @ 0745 GMT

5th February, Jerez 0745 GMT (0845 CET assumed)
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(Thanks to Gridlock for links)

Pre-launch speculation thread :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14416
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:45 am

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985
stefan_
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:50 am

Looking good
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:51 am

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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:52 am



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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:56 am

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Forza
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:58 am

love the colour/s and the looks, beautiful, lovely!
"Double points is Tyranny!"
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:00 am

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985
stefan_
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:01 am

very nice car, nice shape on the side pods, looking well, if only they kept HK. Cant see them doing well this year with 2 rookies
JoeE
 
Joined: 26 Dec 2009

Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:09 am

In the top view, the exhausts look like the F138 one's

I think it's very interesting, that the air intakes of the sidepods are clearly smaller than the CT-01 one's.
Maybe the Renault engine for this year doesn't need as much cooling since we could also see shrinked air intakes at the RedBull RB9
desl
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:17 am

side pods have more of an undercut.
extra vortex generators on top of the side pods.
seems there is a hole/vent after the vortex generators.
revised exhaust.
Rear end looks more sculpted than last year.
bjpower
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:41 am

Front suspension geometry is just astonishing! Never saw as high upper wishbone front pick up point position with so low for the back one.
Arunas
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:53 am

Interesting winglets on the front wing. Have we ever seen the winglets in front of the actual wing?
Mandrake
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:32 am

Arunas wrote:Front suspension geometry is just astonishing! Never saw as high upper wishbone front pick up point position with so low for the back one.

Yes, me too! But if the CoG is very low, why not place the Instant Center of the front suspension very low too?
But we all know that the front suspension has very little travel so maybe it will not change the sensitivity to braking moment.
It might be better for the airflow going on the inlets of the side pods
dedge
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:47 am

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985
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