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Caterham believes Friday key to better weekend

Kobayashi and Ericsson think a stronger Friday will help them unlock the CT05’s performance.
Friday, March 21, 2014

March 21st, 2014 (F1plus / Rosie Bailie) - Following a double retirement at the Australian Grand Prix, Caterham are hoping their performance at the Malaysian Grand Prix will be much stronger.

Kamui Kobayashi retired at the first corner after running into Felipe Massa due to a rear brake problem and rookie Marcus Ericsson was forced to retire later on with an oil pressure problem.

Kobayashi thinks the key to a better weekend is a stronger Friday, which means the team won’t have to play catch up on Saturday morning.

“we’ll have to make sure we have a better Friday than we did in Australia if we’re going to have a stronger weekend at Sepang.” he said.

“With a proper Friday and Saturday program we can give ourselves the opportunity to show the true pace of the car, and prepare much more for the race.”

Teammate Ericsson echoed his comments and believes the second race of the year could be a strong one for the Leafield based team.

“Our race pace in Australia was pretty good, but with a full Friday and not having to use FP3 to catch up, I think we can start to unlock the real performance of this year’s car.” Ericsson said.

“If we can do that, and with the work being put in by everyone, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t, I think Malaysia could be a strong weekend for our team.”

Caterham are currently 10th in the constructors’ championship, above Red Bull Racing who picked up no points after Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification.  

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