Caterham CT05

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Caterham CT05
Kamui Kobayashi 2014 Singapore FP2.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]
46. United Kingdom Will Stevens[5]
Debut 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
17 0 0 0

The Caterham CT05 is a Formula One racing car designed by Caterham to compete in the 2014 Formula One season.[6] It was 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] Ericsson terminated his contract with the team prior to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and was replaced by Will Stevens.[5]

The CT05 was designed to use Renault's new 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged engine, the Energy F1-2014.[2][7] The car was unveiled on 28 January during the first winter test at Circuito de Jerez.[6] It was noted for its unique nose design, which was replaced with a slightly more traditional design at the Belgian Grand Prix.

The car did not compete in the United States and Brazilian Grands Prix due to a financial crisis at Caterham F1 and related companies going into administration. Caterham then started a crowdsourcing campaign to raise enough money to enter the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which proved successful as they were able to compete.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

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 15 17 19 0 11th
Kamui Kobayashi Ret 13 15 18 Ret 13 Ret 16 15 16 Ret 17 DNS 19 Ret Ret
André Lotterer Ret
Will Stevens 17

‡ — 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 "Caterham sign Britain's Will Stevens for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix". BBC Sport (BBC). 20 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "So, CT05 (yes, it is CT05, not CT04) is up and running....". Caterham F1 Team. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Caterham to retain Renault engines in 2014". GPUpdate. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.