Pic completes first ever laps with KERS
7 February 2013 – Caterham driver Charles Pic completed his first ever laps with KERS at Jerez on Thursday, having moved to the team from key rivals Marussia who did not use the device in 2012. The Frenchman, whose opening day programme was interfered with a midday stoppage, says he is pleased with his initial introduction to the outfit.
"It was very good to get back on track and for my first day with the team it's been pretty good," Pic commented. "We had a technical issue late in the morning session that stopped the car on track but the team did a good job to fix it and give me enough time in the afternoon session to complete 57 laps in total.
"The important thing was starting to get used to the car, particularly working with KERS and my new team. We've worked through a lot of the normal procedures so I'm pleased with what we've achieved. Tomorrow we'll keep working through a similar program, as well as some aero tests, and just keep adding to the mileage."
Pic, who will conclude the test for Caterham, posted a time of 1:22.352 on Thursday, just over a second slower than Giedo van der Garde managed earlier in the week.