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]


Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
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


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  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". (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.