Caterham CT-03 Renault

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Maxion wrote:I'm really quite surprised as to how far off the pace the new caterham is. They've not been that much off of Marussias times and they're miles off from any other team.
It's strange. When you compare Caterham and Marussia, aerodynamically the CT03 is clearly a more complex design and seems much more refined (looks like a modern F1 car to me), and yet they dont seem to have any pace.

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I believe both Marussia and Caterham are still evolving their initial 2010 chassis. Maybe the Marussia is just a better chassis

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TzeiTzei wrote:
Maxion wrote:I'm really quite surprised as to how far off the pace the new caterham is. They've not been that much off of Marussias times and they're miles off from any other team.
It's strange. When you compare Caterham and Marussia, aerodynamically the CT03 is clearly a more complex design and seems much more refined (looks like a modern F1 car to me), and yet they dont seem to have any pace.
Just because it is complex doesnt make it better. imo Caterham barely understood their car and therefore run with the same tub as last year.

On the other hand Marussia has a simpler car which they can actually understand, and with that can develop it better.
Absolutelee wrote:I believe both Marussia and Caterham are still evolving their initial 2010 chassis. Maybe the Marussia is just a better chassis
Marussia has a new tub, Caterham has not.
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still slower than the marussia....either they are running with high fuel or they are in the --- :)

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Don't forget that Caterham had an advantage last year in that they were running KERS. Marussia could count on an extra, what, 0.2-4s a lap from that alone.

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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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Barcelona (Session 2) - Day 1 (28.02.2013)

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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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Nicely packaged sidepods

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Barcelona (Test 3, Session 2) - Day 2 (01.03.2013)

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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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Barcelona (Test 3, Session 2) - Day 3 (02.03.2013)

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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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F1 Test 03 - Barcelona - Day 4

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Someone got better pics of these monocoques ?
The MP4 27 fuel cell looks much wider than the Caterham

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Australian GP - Wednesday - 13/3/2013
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