Caterham happy with Italian race

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Italy, Autodromo Nazionale di Monzait

Caterham F1 saw its cars finish in 17th and 19th position, having encountered no major issues. Both drivers felt they had a decent race weekend from which they could not extract much more.

Kamui Kobayashi, car #10, chassis CT05-#02, 17th: “I’m happy with my race. We finished in front of Marussia, which is a good result for us. The new updates that were introduced in Spa are working well and we are definitely improving. Monza is quite a unique track, so let’s see how we get on at other circuits, but I am happy with our result – the team has worked very hard and done a great job, it’s been a very smooth weekend.”

Marcus Ericsson, car #9, chassis CT05-#04, 19th: “Starting from the pit-lane because of yesterday’s penalty wasn’t ideal, but in the end I think it was a decent race. I didn’t do any mistakes and I was very consistent on the lap times. Unfortunately the pace isn’t there to finish higher up, but I feel that I did everything I could today. Now we just need to carry on working as hard as always and prepare for the flyaway races.”

Cedrik Staudohar, Renault Sport F1 track support leader: “Today was a good race for us, with both cars getting to the end and a big fight between Kamui and Bianchi. In the end we were clearly ahead, which shows the progress we’ve made over the last couple of events. On the engine side we had to manage temperatures at the beginning of the race but everything stayed manageable and under control. We hope to be able to bring improved engine performance to capitalize on this race with an even better result in Singapore.”