Caterham: Gearbox problems hamper day

Charles Pic (FRA) Caterham CT03

Charles Pic Caterham CT03

Caterham report from the first day, of the second week, of Formula 1 preseason testing at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Charles Pic: “49 laps on the first day of the second test isn’t the total we wanted, but we’ve still been able to complete quite a bit of today’s program and with every lap I’m getting more and more comfortable in the car. In the morning session we ran through a similar program to the second day in Jerez last week, and we had planned more tyre work in the afternoon. When I went out for a stint after the lunch break I had a mechanical problem going into turn three and after we got the car back to the garage we found out it was a gearbox issue and that brought the day to an early end. We’ve already started work on the fix and I’m sure we’ll be ready for tomorrow morning when we can get back to work.”