Posted on May 9, 2013

Caterham has made a film entitled “Access All Areas” which gives a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a Formula 1 team as well as revealing their upgraded 2013 car for the first time. Tony Fernandes’ team headed to France’s Magny Cours circuit to shoot the film, with race drivers Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde on hand to drive the car. It follows the team from waking up in the morning and heading to the venue to the drivers suiting up and heading out on track to test the car. Caterham has raced More…

Posted on April 11, 2013

Ma Qing Ha will become the first Chinese driver to compete in his home grand prix weekend, when he replaces Charles Pic in first practice on Friday for the Chinese Grand Prix. The 25-year-old has competed in four practice sessions previously with HRT, but this will be his first outing since signing for Caterham as reserve driver. Ma, along with race driver Giedo van der Garde, will be working on handling and set-up issues which Pic says the team have struggled with in the opening two races of the season. Pic, who will back in the car from second practice More…

Posted on March 5, 2013

Caterham’s Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde have declared themselves happy with the 2013 car’s progress after the final test before the season opener in Melbourne. While last year’s driver line-up of Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov had seven years of Formula 1 experience between them, Pic and van der Garde have just one. Caterham, meanwhile, have yet to score a point since joining the sport in 2010. But last month team principal Cyril Abiteboul said he believed the fresh line-up would revitalise the team for their fourth season. And after the last of three winter tests, both drivers More…

Posted on December 28, 2012

In the fourth of our team-mates analysis pieces here on JA on F1 we’ve turned the spotlight on the back of the grid and the intriguing youth versus experience duel that took place at Marussia. Young Frenchman Charles Pic became the vastly experienced Timo Glock’s third different rookie team-mate in as many seasons at the start of the year, the latter eight years older than the 22-year-old GP2 graduate. Unsurprisingly therefore given their relative experience levels, Glock continued to be Marussia’s lead driver in both name and reality: the German outqualifying Pic 13 times and recording a better race finish More…

Posted on November 23, 2012

On Friday morning in Brazil two more seats on the F1 grid for 2013 were resolved as Sauber confirmed the news which Sergio Perez let slip, that fellow Mexican Esteban Gutierrez, 21, would drive alongside Nico Hulkenberg. This leaves Kamui Kobayashi out on a limb. Meanwhile Caterham has hired 22 year old Charles Pic from Marussia F1 Team. The Frenchman has done a good job this year up against Timo Glock and also comes with a budget and strong French support. As Caterham strengthens its links with Renault, developing road cars and closer ties, Pic fits well in the picture. More…

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