F1 News: 2014 Singapore GP Qualifying – Caterham F1 Team

Caterham logo2014 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – FP3 & QF

Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore – 20 September 2014

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOB 1:50.939, P20 / ERI 1:51.598, P22
QF: KOB 1:50.405, P20 / ERI 1:52.287, P22

Total laps:
FP2: KOB 17 / ERI 17
QF: KOB 8 / ERI 5

Weather:
FP3: Dry, 73% humidity, track temp 35°, air temp 28°
QF: Dry, 79% humidity, track temp 32°, air temp 28°

Kamui Kobayashi, car #10, chassis CT05-#02: “We did our homework and we improved the car for today. The track wasn’t in the best of conditions for FP3 so it didn’t show in the lap times, but performance-wise we are better than yesterday. I got the most out of the car during the qualifying session and our result was the best we could achieve tonight. Tomorrow is going to be a long and challenging race so I need to make sure I sleep well and come back tomorrow ready to fight through the streets of Singapore!”

Marcus Ericsson, car #9, chassis CT05-#04: “It’s been a tough day. In FP3 this afternoon we had some electrical issues and no telemetry, so it was a challenging start and a big stress for the team in between sessions, but in the end we were able to get out into Q1. I have to thank the team for their efforts to get me out in time to set a lap time but I’m disappointed with the overall result as we could’ve done better today if it hadn’t been for the technical problems. It was a compromised qualifying session, which is a shame, but it certainly was a great recovery and I look forward to the race tomorrow – it will be challenging but fun.”

Cedrik Staudohar, Renault Sport F1 track support leader: “Kamui had a straightforward session and we were able to follow the plan, but in the end we did not have the pace to challenge Bianchi. Unfortunately for Marcus, he had no telemetry in FP3 so the team had to change the chassis loom between sessions. The mechanics did a great job to give him one run in Q1, but obviously performance was compromised. We know in Singapore that the race is long and often unpredictable, plus our pace is much better in race conditions. Let’s see what comes to us then.”

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