Caterham CT05

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Caterham CT05
Kamui Kobayashi 2014 Bahrain.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Caterham
Designer(s) Mark Smith (Technical Director)
Predecessor Caterham CT03
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon fibre and Honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front) Twin non-parallel wishbone, Pullrod actuated
Suspension (rear) same as front
Engine Renault Energy F1-2014[2] 1.6 L (98 cu in) V6, turbo, 15,000 RPM limited with ERS, mid-mounted.
Transmission Red Bull Technology 8 speed gearbox
Weight 691 kg (1,523.4 lb) (with driver)
Fuel Total Fuel
Elf lubricant
Tyres Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)
Competition history
Notable entrants Caterham F1 Team
Notable drivers 9. Sweden Marcus Ericsson[3]
10. Japan Kamui Kobayashi[3]
45. Germany André Lotterer[4]
Debut 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
13 0 0 0

The Caterham CT05 is a Formula One racing car designed by Caterham to compete in the 2014 Formula One season.[5] It will be driven by series debutant Marcus Ericsson and Kamui Kobayashi, who replaced the team's 2013 drivers Giedo van der Garde and Charles Pic.[3] Three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner André Lotterer also competed for the team, replacing Kobayashi for the Belgian Grand Prix.[4]

The CT05 has been designed to use Renault's new 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged engine,[6] the Energy F1-2014.[2]

The car was unveiled on 28 January during the first winter test at Circuito de Jerez.[5] It was noted for its unique nose design, which was replaced with a slightly more traditional design during the Belgian Grand Prix.

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
AUS MAL BHR CHN ESP MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA BRA ABU
2014 Caterham F1 Team Renault Energy F1-2014 P Marcus Ericsson Ret 14 Ret 20 20 11 Ret 18 Ret 18 Ret 17 19 0* 11th*
Kamui Kobayashi Ret 13 15 18 Ret 13 Ret 16 15 16 Ret 17
André Lotterer Ret

* Season in progress.

  Teams and drivers scored double points at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.f1technical.net/f1db/cars/1015/caterham-ct05
  2. ^ a b "Renault unveil 2014 turbo engine". Formula One World Championship Limited. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Beer, Matt (21 January 2014). "Caterham signs Kobayashi, Ericsson for 2014 Formula 1 season". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 21 January 2014. "Caterham has signed grand prix returnee Kamui Kobayashi and GP2 graduate Marcus Ericsson for the 2014 Formula 1 season" 
  4. ^ a b "Belgian GP: Andre Lotterer in for Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham". BBC Sport (BBC). 20 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "So, CT05 (yes, it is CT05, not CT04) is up and running....". Caterham F1 Team. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Caterham to retain Renault engines in 2014". GPUpdate. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.