Jerez, Day 2: Caterham test report

"We were a bit delayed this morning by software issues"


By Olivier Ferret

29 January 2014 - 19:47
Jerez, Day 2: Caterham test report

Marcus Ericsson: "11 laps today and our first couple of full runs in the new car, so we are starting to work through the program. I’d obviously like to have had more time in the car, but we knew we’d have the sort of issues that have limited our running today so it’s nothing to be down about for me.

"The more time I spend with the team, in and out of the car, the more comfortable I’m feeling. Everyone’s being really helpful and I’m starting to build a good relationship with my engineer, so even with the technical issues that we and every team are having, I’ve learnt a huge amount already in the last couple of days. Now the aim is to put some more laps on the board tomorrow and Friday and then I’ll be back to the factory for more sim work before heading to Bahrain and my next run in the car at the second and third tests."

Cedrik Staudohar, Track Support Leader, Renault Sport F1: "Obviously the plan for today was to put some mileage on the Power Unit and check the behaviour of all the systems step by step. Unfortunately we were a bit delayed this morning by software issues but once we started we were able to follow our programme with some initial power unit map adjustment and then some work with the ERS system in the following couple of runs. The car stopped on track in the afternoon and it was the end of the day for us as we didn’t have time to charge the battery and send the car back out before the flag. In the end it was a productive day as we were able to test a couple of things which will be very useful for us for tomorrow."

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