Caterham end test early after Kobayashi shunt

Formula One Testing, Day One, Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday 13 May 2014.

Caterham have cut short their Barcelona Formula 1 Test after determining that the damage inflicted on their car, during Kamui Kobayashi’s crash on day one, was not repairable in time to continue testing.

Caterham released a brief statement:  “Having assessed the damage to chassis CT05-03 after Kamui’s accident yesterday in the final half hour [of] day one we have decided not to run on day two. While obviously not ideal, this ensures that the team can now focus on the next grand prix in Monaco, starting next week.”

At the end of day one in Spain, Kobayashi reflected, “Unfortunately in the last half hour I went off in turn three on run 22 and hit the barriers pretty hard. There is quite a lot of damage to the car so I’m sorry for the guys in the garage who now have a long night ahead to fix the car, but the only good thing is that it was at the end of the day after we’d got through most of the runplan.” (GP247)

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