Constructor Details

Caterham
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Data and Statistics

Championships 5 (0 Won) First GP 2010-03-14
Grand Prix 94 (0 Won) Last GP 2014-11-23
Podiums 0 Principals Cyril Abiteboul
Poles 0 Directors Mark Smith
Fastest Laps 4 Headquarters Hingham, Norfolk, GBR
Website erhamf1.com
Team Position
Team Points
Year/Team1234567891011121314151617181920PtsPos
2014
Caterham F1
AUS
0
MYS
09
BHR
09
CHN
011
ESP
011
MCO
09
CAN
0
AUT
010
GBR
011
DEU
011
HUN
0
BEL
010
ITA
010
SGP
09
JPN
010
RUS
010
   ARE
010
  010
2013
Caterham F1
AUS
011
MYS
010
CHN
011
BHR
010
ESP
010
MCO
011
CAN
010
GBR
010
DEU
010
HUN
09
BEL
010
ITA
010
SGP
010
KOR
08
JPN
010
IND
0
ARE
010
USA
011
BRA
011
  010
2012
Caterham F1 Team
AUS
0
MYS
010
CHN
010
BHR
09
ESP
010
MCO
010
CAN
010
EUR
010
GBR
010
DEU
010
HUN
010
BEL
010
ITA
09
SGP
010
JPN
010
KOR
010
IND
010
ARE
010
USA
010
BRA
09
010
2011
Team Lotus
AUS
07
MYS
09
CHN
010
TUR
010
ESP
010
MCO
010
CAN
011
EUR
010
GBR
0
DEU
010
HUN
0
BEL
09
ITA
09
SGP
010
JPN
010
KOR
09
IND
09
ARE
010
BRA
010
  010
2010
Team Lotus
BHR
09
AUS
010
MYS
011
CHN
09
ESP
010
MCO
09
TUR
0
CAN
09
EUR
012
GBR
010
DEU
0
HUN
010
BEL
010
ITA
011
SGP
010
JPN
08
KOR
09
BRA
010
ARE
010
  010
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Constructor Overview

Caterham F1 Team originally began competing in Formula One at the start of the 2010 season as Lotus Racing, with permission from Lotus.

For their rookie season they took on two experienced drivers in the form of ex-McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen and former Toyota driver Jarno Trulli.

Their first car, the T127, was launched in London, England on the 12th February. At the opening race of the season in Bahrain they managed a 15th place finish thanks to Kovalainen.

Though they couldn’t challenge any of the midfield teams, Lotus Racing were considered to be the best out of the three rookie teams that joined the sport that year. (The other two being Hispania Racing and Virgin Racing)

Lotus Racing finished their rookie year 10th in the Constructors Championship, thanks to a 12th place finish at the Japanese Grand Prix by Kovalainen.

At the end of the season, the team confirmed they had reached an agreement with Renault who would supply them with engines for the following year and Red Bull Racing who would provide them with gearboxes and hydraulic systems. They also announced that they would change their name to Team Lotus.

Though the T128 was faster than the previous years car, they still couldn’t put pressure on the midfield teams, but were still ahead of both HRT and Virgin Racing in the Constructors Championship.

Throughout the 2011 season, the team found themselves battling with Group Lotus about whether they could continue to use the name ‘Team Lotus’.

At the start of 2012, the team announced that they would race under the name Caterham F1 Team from now on and moved to a new technical centre in Leafield, Oxfordshire.

Caterham opted to retain Kovalainen again but replaced Trulli with Russian driver Vitaly Petrov.

Neither driver managed to get the CT01 to the finish line during the first race of the season as both retired with mechanical problems.

The team's best finish of the year came at the last race of the season when Petrov finished 11th at the Brazilian Grand Prix, securing 10th in the Constructors Championship.

Heading into 2013 they opted for a complete change of line up, hiring former Marussia driver Charles Pic and rookie Giedo van der Garde. Kovalainen was re-hired later in the year as a reserve driver.

Caterham’s highest finishing positions of the year were three 14th places, two from Pic and one from van der Garde.

Despite the CT03 being faster than Marussia, they were unable to beat them in the Constructors Championship due to a 13th place scored by Marussia driver Jules Bianchi at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The team has an all new lineup again for 2014 with former Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi and rookie Marcus Ericsson.
 

By Rosie Baillie

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