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Caterham - formerly known as Team Lotus - has confirmed that its 2012 car, the CT-01, has successfully passed all of the necessary crash tests put in place by the FIA.
The procedure, fully organised and overseen by the Paris-based governing body headed by Jean Todt, involves entire chassis and individual car parts, such as nose cones, being subjected to impacts at a number of different speeds and angles.
“Great week – renaming as Caterham F1 Team on Tuesday and today our first chassis, CT-01 passes all FIA homologation tests,” Mike Gascoyne, Chief Technical Officer for Caterham, said via Twitter on Friday evening.
For the first time ever, all teams’ cars are now required to have passed every FIA crash test prior to being run on a track.
Pre-season running begins in Jerez on Tuesday 7 February.
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