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Caterham CT05, front wing – Jerez spec analysis

FW Jerez test January 2a F small


    Caterham adopted a very thin and low nose tip extension to comply with new technical regulations aiming to drive air under the chassis from nose tip sides rather through the zone between the nose pillars . Only time will reveal whether that nose aero strategy approach is validated optimum or not . Front wing’s structural philosophy seems to undergone a shift from Red Bull school to Mercedes . Caterham CT05  front wing, now reduced in overall length, is loaded compared to last season, with aero tweaks in an attempt to maintain similar amounts of  downforce .  Some interesting spots on the wing are the vertical vanes (No 3 ), the multi-elemental endplate (No 5 ) and double sectioned cascades (No 4) . Under the nose cone a horizontal vane (No 2)  replaces the old channel forming vanes seen on CT03. Its function is  analogous in concept to Williams and Mc Laren snow plough design  raced few years ago .



How to move an F1 team around the world


Caterham F1 Team Manager Graham Watson explains how a Formula 1 team goes about transporting its entire racing operation around the world week after week.

credit: Caterham F1 Team

Understanding braking efficiency and downforce: Caterham F1 technical



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F1 pit stop procedure: Caterham F1 technical


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How F1 suspension works: Caterham F1 technical



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Watch a real 2014 F1 chassis crash test

Caterham CT3 – new rear wing in Canada but only for free testing sessions

Left image the raced spec – right images the tested spec

Left image the raced spec – right images the tested spec

    The Canadian rear wing spec was actually the Bahraini spec with a more neutral and flat shaped main flap. Furthermore a gill-less endplate spec with launch style endplate cut on top was tested but not finally raced .

     Canadian circuit requires a lower amount of downforce than most tracks need, so Caterham choice not to race a lower downforce set up revealed once more the car’s inability to generate enough grip.

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