Caterham CT-03 Renault

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Silverstone YDT- Day 3 - 19/07/13
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A vanity-less VdG during Hungary FP3 & Qualy

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Any reason? Really because of he's struggling with the new tires & upgrades to the car?
When asked about the van der Garde/Kovalainen rumours in Hungary, team boss Cyril Abiteboul admitted the sponsored Dutchman "has some challenges" in using this year’s Pirelli tyres.

"We have to see how the changes to the tyres this weekend are affecting him, but also how the upgrades to the car are affecting his challenge," he said.

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Why did van der garde run the old nose this weekend, some are saying he is struggling with the new tyres, but why would the old nose help?

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JDC123 wrote:Why did van der garde run the old nose this weekend, some are saying he is struggling with the new tyres, but why would the old nose help?
Less weight at the front

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Spa, Thursday. Very simple rear wing with lots of height, however. Not as slim as the Red Bull one, but similar style:

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Would mean, in a general fashion, that they need more rear downforce and should sacrifice some top speed - about to be confirmed by the speed traps after FP.

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It looks like they have also ditched the slots on the end-plates

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Godius wrote:It looks like they have also ditched the slots on the end-plates
Indeed, louvers are a way to balance the vortex formations, but a source of drag per se. We are talking about, again, for an L/D compromise with regards to the general setup.

BTW, I have added the term, louvers, to our Glossary page yesterday - http://www.f1technical.net/glossary/l

Heiki reported that shifting into 1-st gear is 'quite lethal', suggested coasting from second. Giedo reported no general issues apart from the very wet track.

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Thank you for the provided information.

Here's a rear view shot of the RW, (click to enlarge):

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Singapore 2013 - Saturday (21.09.2013)

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Special Renault Logo for Korean GP for Caterham
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Leendert82 wrote:Special Renault Logo for Korean GP for Caterham
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 7308_n.jpg
Lotus and Caterham are both running with their engines branded as Samsung for the Korean race...

http://www.f1technical.net/news/18792
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Pelican nose come back in Austin
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High Res: http://cdn.jalopnik.com.br/wp-content/u ... nter-7.jpg

What does this spring on the botton right of the photo? Source: http://www.jalopnik.com.br/formula-1-vi ... nterlagos/

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It's what they use to control pitch for their connected suspension system.

Better view.

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Motorsport Graduate in search of team experience ;)

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Would that not mean the sidepod and floor are disconnected?
If it was one piece i can´t see why you would put a spring there.

Looks cool though.
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