Caterham CT03 – winter testing (pre season) tech summary
Chassis : CT03
Engine : Renault RS27 – 2013
Caterham and Lotus are the only teams to retain the stepped nose refusing to utilize a modesty panel . CT03 features new significantly undercut sidepods with multiple vertical flow conditioners on sidepod deck and Coanda exhaust copied from Mc Laren which carries a disputed vane to help extract more aerodynamic performance but later declared illegal and thus removed .
Winter testing updates :
A new perforated diffuser was launched at Barcelona test on February while both the front and brake ducts undergone several changes through pre session testing .
Aerodynamic performance : poor, the front end does not cooperate with the rear . However potential is there
Speed :. Seems to be the slowest car , even slower than Marussia and far behind the middle pack .
Tyres management : frustrating
Reliability : questionable
multiple flow conditioners on sidepod deck
- 2013 F1 cars – Nose Fairing patterns (formula1techandart.wordpress.com)