F1 News: 2014 Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying – Caterham F1 Team

Caterham logo2014 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX: FP3 & QF

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi – 22 November 2014

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOB 1:45.044, P19 / STE 1:45.959, P20
QF: KOB 1:44.540, P19 / STE 1:45.095, P20

Total laps:
FP3: KOB 16 / STE 21
QF: KOB 7 / STE 8

FP1: Dry, sunny. Track temp 41°, air temp 28°
FP2: Dry, twilight. Track temp 32°, air temp 26°

Kamui Kobayashi, car #10, chassis CT05-#02: “We’ve had a very decent weekend up until now – it’s been a positive day today and the car feels better than yesterday. I lost a bit of time in the last sector, but nothing would’ve changed result wise, so we can be satisfied with our performance today. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow – we will fight like we always do and I hope we can end the season with a good result to thank all the fans who are constantly supporting the team and that got us here to Abu Dhabi.”

Will Stevens, car #46, chassis CT05-#04: “I was looking very strong on my last qualifying lap – I matched Kamui through the first two sectors but I made a mistake going into Turn 17; I was actually a second quicker than my previous lap at that point. I’m pleased because I know that if I hadn’t made that mistake I would’ve been matching my teammate, but obviously I’m disappointed because I could’ve done better. But overall it’s been a positive day. This morning in FP3 we started to push and I had some good performance runs. I was pretty happy with my Prime tyre run but my Option run was quite messy and I didn’t get the most out of the tyres. I feel comfortable and I just need to keep a cool head and enjoy my first ever Formula 1 race tomorrow. We will all do our best as we want to show all the fans out there how much their support means to us.”

Cedrik Staudohar, Renault Sport F1 track support leader: “As in practice yesterday, everything worked well on the Power Unit side and we were able to extract the maximum performance. We were not able to properly challenge the guys ahead today, but our race pace does look to be better anyway, so we’re hopeful there’s more to come tomorrow. Once again I was very impressed with Will, who qualified just half a second shy of Kamui.”

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