The announcement that Kamui Kobayashi is returning to the F1 grid this year with Caterham was greeted positively by F1 fans and it was noticeable in the Caterham factory yesterday how buoyed the team were with his signing. Kobayashi lost his place on the F1 grid in 2013 because he couldn’t rustle up a budget, with Japanese businesses unwilling to find him.
Caterham have revealed that they are switching their wind tunnel programme to Toyota Motorsport’s high-tech facility in Cologne, Germany. Team principal Cyril Abiteboul explained that using the tunnel, which was once the hub of Toyota’s works F1 team and was also used by Ferrari last season, moves Caterham into a similar technological bracket as other F1 teams
Tony Fernandes has warned he will pull the plug on Caterham if the team’s results do not improve this season
Kobayashi makes a return to F1 after a one-year break while Ericsson makes the step up from GP2. They replace Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde
Caterham F1 have today announced Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson as their 2014 race drivers, and in doing so have completed this year’s Formula One grid. Ericsson will race with the number 9 and Kobayashi 10. The line-up has been expected in recent weeks with Kobayashi always on the verge of a race seat following his untimely exit at the end on 2012, when it seemed he had a budget in place to retain his seat at Sauber
New Caterham recruit Kamui Kobayashi has thanked his fans for their support, saying they provided him with extra motivation to return to Formula One racing in 2014. Fans sent donations to the Japanese driver after he lost his Sauber drive at the end of the 2012 season, with the hope that the funds would help him secure another slot on the grid
Caterham boss Tony Fernandes has said that his team’s failure over the last four years, particularly 2013 where the team finished last out of 11 teams, has made his team stronger. Announcing his driver line up of Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson at a launch event in the team’s Leafield HQ this morning, Fernandes said, “It’s a critical season. Most people have written us off.
Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson will race in Formula One for Caterham F1 Team with Robin Frijns and Alexander Rossi as Reserve Drivers aterham F1 Team
Caterham has confirmed its 2014 driver line-ups with the announcement that Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson will race in F1, with Robin Frijns and Alexander Rossi as reserve drivers. Rossi will continue to compete in GP2 teamed with Rio Haryanto from Indonesia. Kobayashi has confirmed that money from his Kamui Support programme will go to […]
F1: Kamui Kobayashi to return with Caterham and will be joined bu Marcus Ericsson in all-new driver line-up
Caterham will field an all-new driver line-up this year after confirming that Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi and Swedish rookie Marcus Ericsson will spearhead their 2014 campaign. The news means that all of the available seats on the 2014 grid have now been filled, leaving Caterham’s 2013 race drivers, Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde, and test driver Heikki Kovalainen without race drives
Giedo van der Garde has joined Sauber as its test and reserve driver for the 2014 season, the Swiss team announced on Tuesday. The news confirms the 27-year-old Dutchman’s exit from Caterham, the squad with whom he spent his rookie season in 2013
Reigning world champions Red Bull will join Mercedes, Caterham and Williams in unveiling their new car, the Renault-powered RB10, on the first morning of the Jerez test on January 28. The Adrian Newey-penned car, which will be driven by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel and his new team mate Daniel Ricciardo, will be rolled out into the Spanish circuit’s pitlane at 0840 CET for a photo call ahead of a normal day of testing