Caterham to launch 2014 F1 car at Jerez

Formula One Testing, Day 3, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday 3 March 2012.

Caterham has announced that it will have its 2014 Formula 1 car ready for the start of official 2014 testing at Jerez.

Lotus, fourth in the 2013 Constructors’ Championship but struggling with financial problems, said earlier this week it will not be at Jerez for the first four-day test, which will feature all-new cars and turbo V6 engines for the first time.

The other teams are all expected to be in southern Spain, with Jerez one of only three four-day tests scheduled before March’s Melbourne season opener.

Adrian Sutil has indicated that Sauber, having also struggled financially in 2013, will be at all three tests at Jerez and Bahrain, and backmarker Caterham said on Wednesday that it will also have its 2014 car ready to run.

“We’ll be at all three tests,” the team announced on Twitter, “and we’ll unveil the 2014 car on the morning of day one (of the first test), 28 January.”

However, Caterham – having fielded Giedo van der Garde and Charles Pic in 2013 – is yet to announce its race drivers for the new season.

“Knew we’d forgotten something!” Caterham joked when asked by one of its 160,000 followers if it was “not bothering” about signing drivers for 2014. (GMM)

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  • Zombie Jebus

    Caterham. The team no one cares about.

    How sweet would it be if they beat they other team calling itself “Lotus” though?

  • McLarenfan

    Now that I would love to see I have always wanted Tony’s team to move forwards he was the first to get better power and then transmission and Kers I think his head is in the right place and he wants to make Caterham the team sustainable. And added that he has purchased Caterham the car manufacturer to help fund the team as well as expand the car side the guy is doing his best.
    He purchased new facilities and seems to invest in equipment staff technology every year without fail.

  • matthew

    I would love to see a big speed increase from the friendliest team on the grid!

  • gaoguowei

    If they hire Kobayashi, then I hope they’ll beat at least one of the Lotus cars