Caterham CT3 – New rear wing part of the major upgrade package launched in Bahrain
At Bahrain Caterham pushed to launch a major upgrade package, including a new rear wing. However Charles Pic was the only driver to have the new rear wing and some of other upgrades for race.
The new wing design had new straight endplate gills, also increased in number from four to five, new endplate vanes close to the diffuser roof, new endplate cut at top (bringing back in memory old Renault style endplates ) , a main plane with curved upwards centre section (the old was flat) and finally new beam winglet. All changes added more downforce and alongside with the rest aero changes improved the car balance and stability in both low and high speed turns.
In Spain both drivers raced with the new wing.
Below follows some key spots on the launch spec rear wing
Launch spec key spots
1. mini plane – resembles to old Williams style
2. endplate gills, reduce drag favoring top speed
3. the endplate has a distinctive cut on top for drag reduction