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Caterham F1
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Long Name 1Malaysia Racing Team Sdn Bhd[1]
Base Leafield, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Principal Cyril Abiteboul[2]
Director Mark Smith
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21. 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Giedo van der Garde[4]
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22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ma Qinghua[5]

22px-Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen

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|- |Template:Portal |} Caterham F1 Team (a trading name of 1Malaysia Racing Team Sdn Bhd)[6] is a Malaysian-owned Formula One team based in the United Kingdom. The team competed as Caterham for the first time in the 2012 Formula One season, following the renaming of the outfit that raced as Team Lotus in 2011. This followed the acquisition of British sportscar manufacturer Caterham Cars by former team principal Tony Fernandes, forming the Caterham Group.[7] Caterham Racing is Caterham F1's feeder team, and competes in the GP2 Series since 2011.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

See also: Team Lotus (2010–11)


Fernandes's team originally entered Formula One in 2010 as Lotus Racing, using the Lotus name under licence from Group Lotus. When Proton – the parent company of Group Lotus – terminated the licence, Fernandes acquired the privately owned Team Lotus name for use in the 2011 season. As Proton began legal proceedings against the team, Fernandes acquired Caterham Cars. In November 2011, the team applied to the Formula One commission to formally change their constructor name for the 2012 season from Lotus to Caterham, while Renault changed their name to Lotus.[8] Permission was granted before being formally ratified at a meeting of the FIA World Motorsport Council.[9] The team finished 10th in the Constructors Championship in 2011, with three 13th place finishes; two from Trulli, the other from Kovalainen.

2012 seasonEdit

See also: 2012 Formula One season


F1 2012 Jerez test - Caterham 4

Jarno Trulli took part in the first pre-season test in February 2012, but was subsequently replaced by Vitaly Petrov

Trulli and Kovalainen re-signed with the team, under its new guise of Caterham, for the 2012 season.[10]

In January 2012, it was announced that the team would be moving to the Leafield Technical Centre in Leafield, Oxfordshire, the previous headquarters of both Arrows and Super Aguri F1 teams.[11] The Caterham CT01 is the first car the team has built to run KERS.

On 17 February, the team announced that Vitaly Petrov would replace Trulli alongside Kovalainen for the 2012 season.[12]

Mark Smith took over pitwall operations from Group CTO Mike Gascoyne starting from the Chinese Grand Prix.

The Caterham car looked slower than expected at the beginning of the season. However, Caterham quickly found pace through Kovalainen, who made it into Q2 for the Template:F1 GP, eliminating Michael Schumacher in the process. At the Template:F1 GP, Kovalainen achieved a season's best thirteenth place, staving off McLaren's Jenson Button until the latter spun trying to overtake him. Kovalainen again made it into the second part of qualifying, in Valencia, qualifying 16th for the race, after eliminating both Toro Rossos and title contender Mark Webber with the final lap of the first session. Caterham continued their good form into the race with both Kovalainen and Petrov running well until Kovalainen collided with Toro Rosso's Jean-Éric Vergne. The incident caused a safety car, but Kovalainen recovered to finish 14th behind Petrov, who managed what was at this point the team's joint best finish in 13th. At the Template:F1 GP, an engine failure on Vitaly Petrov's Caterham on his way round to the grid meant he had to return to the pits and retire the car before the race had even begun. The team then went on to secure 10th place in the constructors' championship, pipping Marussia at the final post, after a hard last race where Vitaly Petrov achieved a team record breaking 11th place finish in front of Charles Pic where Kovalainen finished in 14th behind STR-Ferrari's Daniel Ricciardo.[13]

2013 seasonEdit

See also: 2013 Formula One season


On 23 November 2012, it was announced that Marussia driver Charles Pic had signed a multi-year contract with the team.[14] His team mate will be rookie Giedo van der Garde.

On 1 March 2013 the team announced that Alexander Rossi and Ma Qinghua would be its reserve drivers for the 2013 season.[5]

On 17 April 2013 it was confirmed that the team had re-signed Heikki Kovalainen as a test driver (formal technical development role) in order to test their upgrades.[15]

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

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

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Points WCC
2012 Caterham CT01 Renault RS27-2012 V8 P AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU USA BRA 0 10th
22px-Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen Ret 18 23 17 16 13 18 14 17 19 17 17 14 15 15 17 18 13 18 14
25px-Flag of Russia Vitaly Petrov Ret 16 18 16 17 Ret 19 13 DNS 16 19 14 15 19 17 16 17 16 17 11
2013 Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 V8 P AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON CAN GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN KOR JPN IND ABU USA BRA 0* 11th*
22px-Flag of France Charles Pic 16 14 16 17
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias NLD22x20px}}|Template:Country alias NLD]] Giedo van der Garde 18 15 18 21

* Season in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Elizalde, Pablo (14 December 2011). "Caterham reveals Formula 1 team logo". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/96740. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  2. "Caterham announces Cyril Abiteboul as new Team Principal". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). 8 November 2012. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/104109. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  3. "Marussia driver Charles Pic switches to Caterham for 2013". BBC Sport (BBC Sport). 23 November 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/20453799. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  4. "Van der Garde in Formule 1". Telesport (Telesport). 1 Februari 2013. http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/autosport/21262759/__V_D_GARDE_IN_FORMULE_1__.html. Retrieved 1 Februari 2013. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Alexander Rossi and Ma Qing Hua to be Reserve Drivers". Caterham F1 (Caterham Group). 1 March 2013. http://www.caterhamf1.com/news/2013/alexander-rossi-and-ma-qing-hua-confirmed-as-reserve-drivers. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  6. 2013 Formula One World Champtionship entry list FIA. Retrieved 2 Dec 2012.
  7. "Team Lotus purchase Caterham Cars". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 28 April 2011. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2011/4/11970.html. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  8. Noble, Jonathan (1 November 2011). "Virgin applies for name change to become Marussia". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/95840. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  9. Cooper, Adam (3 November 2011). "Caterham, Lotus and Marussia name changes approved". Adam Cooper's F1 Blog (WordPress). http://adamcooperf1.com/2011/11/03/caterham-lotus-and-marussia-name-changes-approved/. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
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  11. Elizalde, Pablo (18 January 2012). "Caterham F1 team confirms proposed move to Leafield". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97073. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  12. "Petrov replaces Trulli at Caterham". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 17 February 2012. http://www1.skysports.com/formula-1/news/17583/7527037/Petrov-replaces-Trulli-at-Caterham-. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  13. "Caterham delighted to regain tenth". Crash.net. http://www.crash.net/f1/news/186442/1/caterham_delighted_to_regain_tenth.html. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  14. Beer, Matt (23 November 2012). "Caterham signs Marussia's Charles Pic for 2013 Formula 1 season". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/104482. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  15. "Heikki Kovalainen rejoins Caterham as reserve driver". Autosport. 17 April 2013. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/106819?source=mostpopular. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 

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