Caterham F1 2015 Car

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Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:19 pm

This is a thread to discuss any details of the car which Caterham designed and were planning to run for the 2015 season, but was never built due to the team's collapse.
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:25 pm

So here are a few official drawings, courtesy of owner Kevin Thomas:
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Cooling package: it appears they were going to retain a similar design to 2014, with all coolers placed inside the sidepod. This is odd as it made the sidepods themselves very large.
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Front suspension: they were planning to scrap the pull-rod arrangement used in 2014 for a more conventional push-rod setup. From the drawings it is not clear where the steering mechanism would have been placed.
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This here is the clutch shaft design for the 2015 car.
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:36 pm

Here in the background (behind the 2014 chassis mould) we can see what Mr. Thomas says is a very early pre-production mock-up of the 2015 car:
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:57 pm

Some more drawings, courtesy of owner Kevin Thomas. These confirm the car would have been called the CT06.
Front uprights:Image
Steering rack:
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Rear suspension rockers:
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by mycadcae » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:46 am

Pls Share dwg..PM. or i pay
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:51 pm

Roll hoop drawings:
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Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:27 am

Nose design sketches:
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:26 am

And there she is! Unfortunately the whereabouts of this model are unknown. Many thanks to Mr. Thomas for sharing this.
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by roon » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:20 pm

Interesting take on the nosecone shape. Like a combo of the Ferrari & RB designs of the era. The segmented FW endplates--unique to Caterham?

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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by jjn9128 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:40 pm

ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:26 am
And there she is! Unfortunately the whereabouts of this model are unknown. Many thanks to Mr. Thomas for sharing this.
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Well that's TMG so it's likely to be somewhere there. I imagine they rented the spine and all the instrumentation from Toyota so the model was probably destroyed to be used in other projects when Caterham went bust. Maybe some of the parts are being used by McLaren or Force India.
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:27 pm

Early development image via @KevTs:
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:53 pm

CFD diagram:
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:43 pm

Some technical info about the chassis:
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:10 am

Full chassis diagram:Image
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Re: Caterham F1 2015 Car

Post by JordanMugen » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:46 pm

ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:51 pm
Roll hoop drawings:
"Billet" -- I did not know F1 cars still use metal roll hoops! That is very interesting.

Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful Caterham drawings. :D