Caterham F1 Team

The Caterham F1 team began life as Lotus F1 where they started building F1 cars for the 2010 Formula One season. Their initial car was a Lotus T127. The Lotus T127 was powered by a Cosworth F1 engine and used an Xtrac gearbox. It was driven by Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli. There were a total of 4 Chassis built for the 2010 season. The Chassis log for 2010 is below.

Caterham 2010 Lotus T127 chassis was powered by a Cosworth V8 Engine and utilised a customer Xtrac gearbox

The T127 did not do too well in the 2010 F1 world Championship with a best place of 12th in the Japanese Grand Prix meaning the team finished ahead of Virgin and Hispania F1 teams in the 2010 Constructers Championship

Caterham 2011 T128


The 2011 Caterham (Lotus) T128 was powered by the Renault RS27 engine and utilised Red Bull carbon gearboxes. The team were expanding and although still branded as Lotus they were soon aware that they needed to change their name for 2012. The Chassis were not competitive with a best finish of 13th & 14th in Monaco and Singapore which gave them a 10th position overall in the Constructors Championship,
2012 Caterham CT01 
There were three recorded 2012 Caterham CT01 Chassis' built. Chassis 1 never raced, Chassis 2 was used by Vitaly Petrov and ended up being the R&D monocoque for the team. Chassis 3 was used by Kovalainen & sold in the W&H auction in 2015. It is now in the Caterham cars showroom in Crawley. 13th was the best position for the car in 2012 with Monaco and Europe being the best races. Chassis 2 sold for £4,495 & Chassis 3 sold for £42,000


2013 Caterham CT03 

The 2013 Caterham CT03 was driven by Charles Pic & Guido Van De Grade. There were 3 Chassis built which were #4, #5 & 6. The best position was a 14th in 3 races. Although the car showed signs of promise it was never in the right place at the right time to pick up points
 
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