Caterham: Not how we wanted day one here to go

21 February, 2012

Heikki Kovalainen

Heikki Kovalainen

Feb.21 (Caterham) Team and driver report on day one of Formula 1 testing from Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Heikki Kovalainen:
“That obviously wasn’t how we wanted day one here to go, but that’s what testing is for – pushing everything to the limit to make sure we get rid of the problems before we get to the first race. It’s hard to learn a lot from limited laps, but I’m back in the car on Friday and I’m sure we’ll be able to push on with the program between now and then and make sure we get as much as we can out of the next three days on track.”

Mike Gascoyne, Chief Technical Officer:
“We had a rear track rod failure on Heikki’s third run this morning which brought him to a halt on track. As soon as we had the car back in the garage we identified the issue and managed to fix it on site, and we have more parts coming out tonight to make sure we don’t have the same problem again. We know that this car is fundamentally reliable, so the aim for the next three days is to complete the plan for this test and put ourselves back on schedule.”


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