3Charles Pic 2013 Malaysia FP1
Caterham CT03
Race Car
Category Formula One
Constructor Caterham
Chassis Carbon-fibre monocoque with honeycomb structure
Suspension (front) Carbon-fibre pushrod
Suspension (rear) Carbon-fibre pullrod
Engine Renault RS27-2013 2,400 cc (2.4 L; 146.5 cu in) V8 (90°) naturally aspirated with 18,000 RPM limited including KERS Mid-engined, longitudinally-mounted
Power 750–830 hp (559–619 kW) @ 18000 rpm depending on KERS mode
Transmission Red Bull Technology 7-speed semi-automatic
Fuel Total Excellium 94.25% 102 RON unleaded gasoline + 5.75% biofuel
Tyres Pirelli P Zero radial dry slick and Pirelli Cinturato intermediate-wet treaded tyres

BBS forged magnesium alloy wheels

Notable entrants Caterham F1 Team
Notable drivers 20. Charles Pic

21. Giedo van der Garde

Debut 2013 Australian Grand Prix
Races competed 19
Race victories 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
Designer Mark Smith

The Caterham CT03 is a Formula One racing car designed by Mark Smith for the Caterham F1 team. It was used during the 2013 Formula One season, where it was driven by Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde. The car was unveiled on the eve of testing for the 2013 season at the Circuito de Jerez.

Design Edit

The first chassis was assembled in early October 2012, completed on January 30 and launched on February 5. The CT03 aroused controversy during pre-season testing. Lotus technical director James Allison observed details of the car's exhaust outlet that he believed contravened Article 5.8.4 of the technical regulations, that prohibits the use of bodywork within a defined area with respect to the exhaust outlet. The FIA later deemed this system to be illegal. After driving the car during FP1 at Bahrain, Heikki Kovalainen stated the car was basically the previous year's car with nothing done to it. After the initial three races of the season the CT03 received a major upgrade to improve handling and performance. The most noticeable part of this was the introduction of a vanity panel over the stepped-nose. Later in the season the vanity panel was removed again and the car was raced for the rest of the season without it.

Livery Edit

Caterham F1 went into the 2013 season with livery changes. The white-yellow-white stripe in the front section was replaced by solid green with white accent as Caterham F1's main colour while the white-yellow stripe on the rear section was also retained. The green became brighter unlike previous seasons when dark green was the team's main colour.

Complete Formula One results Edit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
2013 Caterham F1 Team RenaultRS27-2013 P Charles Pic 16 14 16 17 17 Ret 18 15 17 15 Ret 17 19 14 18 Ret 19 20 Ret 0 11th
Giedo van der Garde 18 15 18 21 Ret 15 Ret 18 18 14 16 18 16 15 Ret Ret 18 19 18
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