A perfect start for Caterham, says Gascoyne
1 March 2012 – Mike Gascoyne believes Caterham made strong progress as Formula 1 testing continued in Spain on Thursday. After an early drama, when Heikki Kovalainen was taken ill with food poisoning, Vitaly Petrov drove the car and notched up a mammoth 123 laps.
“This morning we were focusing on further tyre evaluation and setup work and in the afternoon session we completed a number of long runs, which has helped us take a step forward with the setup options for this car. Taking into account the number of laps we ran today, and the fact Vitaly is feeling ever more comfortable with the team and in the car, I think we can say that this has been the perfect start to the test for the whole team.”
Petrov is expected to drive again on Friday as Kovalainen continues to recover.