Caterham report from the second day, of the second week, of Formula 1 preseason testing at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
Charles Pic: “My second day in the car in Barcelona was a positive step from yesterday but we still have work to do to get the car’s performance to where we want it to be by Melbourne. After losing some time on day one it was important to get as many kilometres done as possible and completing 102 laps gives us a lot of data to work through and will help us progress over the next two days of this test, and to prepare for next week.
“There are definitely positives to take from my two days on track this week, and with every lap I’m getting more comfortable in the car and with the whole team. There are a few areas for us to look at to extract more performance, but this week hasn’t been about times, it’s been focused on working through various setup options and understanding the tyres which are going to be as important this year as they were in 2012. We will continue that work next week and I’m sure we’ll make more progress there.”