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Caterham CT03 – winter testing (pre season) tech summary


Caterham CT03 SV Launch 1

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 .

 

 

EVALUATION :

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

 

 

Caterham CT03 S Launch 31 F

multiple flow conditioners on sidepod deck

 

 

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