Caterham CT05

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The Caterham CT05 is the fourth Formula 1 racing car of Caterham F1 Team (formerly Lotus ) and the third with the chassis name Caterham. The vehicle is used in the Formula 1 2014 season and was presented to the public on January 28, 2014 at the Circuito de Jerez.

Technology and Development

The Caterham CT05 is the successor of the Caterham CT03, with the vehicle both visually and technically differs significantly from its predecessor because of rule changes for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

Due to the rule changes for the 2014 season, the nose of the vehicle is significantly lower than that of the vehicle last year. This is very striking shape and differs significantly from the noses of all other vehicles of the season 2014., The front section recalls until shortly before the front wings greatly to its predecessor, but is then underpinned by a flat, thin and sharp second nose that far forward projects above the front wing.

Is powered from a newly designed CT05 Renault F1 Energy 2014, a 1.6 -liter V6 engine with a turbocharger. Regulations Because there is only a central exhaust pipe which opens above the tail light. The ERS is also from Renault, the inner workings of the eight speed transmission comes from Red Bull Racing.

Paint and sponsorship

The base coat of the CT05 is green again. The front and rear wings of the car are kept black. Sponsors stickers come from Airbus, General Electric, CNN and Renault.


Caterham denies the 2014 season with the driving duo Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson. Kamui Kobayashi returns to Formula 1 after it in the GTE Pro class of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship ( WEC) drove a year for the Ferrari factory team AF Corse. Ericsson is in his first season in Formula 1, 2013 he drove at DAMS in GP2 Series and finished sixth overall.