Caterham debuts its CT05

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F1 Test, Jerez, Circuit Permanente de Jerezes

Caterham F1 have become the sixth team to hit the track with their new challenger. Rookie driver Marcus Ericsson took the honours of completing the car's first lap around Jerez at around 15:10 local time.

The start however was a rather difficult one, as the car was fired up 4 times and stalled three times before there was an eventual getaway. Still, it's better than Williams, Red Bull or McLaren who are all still working on their cars in closed garages, unable to get their cars ready for the track.

The team had earlier planned to launch its car this morning at around 8:30, but cancelled that event due to a technical problem, stating they failed "to bolt everything together". Half a day later though, the car then finally hit the track, featuring an extremely distinctive nose cone, a thoroughly developed front wing and a front pull rod suspension at a moment when everybody though the front pullrod had come at the end of its lifetime in Formula One.