Pic encouraged by Silverstone upgrades
2 July 2013 – Caterham driver Charles Pic believes that his team has made solid progress with the upgrades it introduced at the British Grand Prix, the Frenchman having been able to outpace key Marussia rival and compatriot Jules Bianchi throughout the weekend.
Heading straight into the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, further minor parts will be applied to the CT03, with Pic confident of extending the outfit's "positive trend".
"I think the track should also suit us quite well," Pic said of the Nürburgring. "We made some progress at Silverstone, in qualifying when I put together the best lap of my season so far and in the race where we had better pace than we’d had for a couple of races, and we added a few new parts to the car, mainly around the floor.
"We’ll have a couple more small updates for Germany and it’ll be good to continue the positive trend we’ve regained since last week in the UK. We have a bit of a gap after Germany before Hungary so it’ll be good to leave the Nürburgring after a positive race, having got ourselves back to the performance levels we’ve targeted for this season."
Although both teams are yet to score a point, Marussia currently leads Caterham in the Constructors' battle by virtue of Bianchi's 13th place finish in Malaysia.