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Great Britain 2014 preview quotes: Caterham F1 Team

  • Published on 01 Jul 2014 14:51
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Kamui Koabayashi, car #10, chassis CT05-#02: "The British Grand Prix is our second home race of the season and one everybody likes for many reasons! For the drivers it's a good challenge as it's one of the classic circuits, and the fans love it as there are so many F1 supporters in the UK. I am always amazed at how enthusiastic British motorsport fans are and I am excited about seeing them - It’s one of the good ones."

"On track we're obviously aiming to pick up from where we were in Austria. I've been speaking to the guys at the factory a lot since they returned from Austria and we think that we can start with the good baseline setup on Friday. We've had a chance to look in much more detail at the data from Austria and know where we need to go to cut the gap even more and that's the goal. With the improved reliability we had at the last race, and the nature of the Silverstone circuit, I think it could be a good weekend for us. Whatever happens, I'm sure the fans will enjoy every second, and our aim is to give those in green something to cheer for."

Marcus Ericsson, car #9, chassis CT05-#01: "Next it's my first British Grand Prix as an F1 driver at one of the great circuits of the season, Silverstone. I understand it's the 50th anniversary of the race this year and there's obviously so much history about the place - honestly it'll be an honour to race there in its 50th year and I'm sure it'll be a special weekend for everyone taking part."

"I've obviously raced at Silverstone many times before – I was on the podium back in 2011 in GP2 and one of the things that really makes Silverstone stand out is the fans. It's like Austria was last week, and Germany and a few other races – it's packed right from Thursday morning until late Sunday night and that makes an amazing atmosphere. The British fans are among the most knowledgeable, passionate fans anywhere, and they absolutely love F1, whatever the weather!"

"For us this is another chance to keep fighting back against our nearest rivals and after we made some progress in Austria we want to pick up where we left off. Silverstone should actually suit the car better than Austria as we've been working on improving further the setup that allows us to maximise the aero package, and at a track like Silverstone, where aero performance is crucial, we're aiming to build on the step forward we made in Austria."

Robin Frijns, car #46: "I'm back in the 2014 car for the first time since Bahrain and excited about getting back in the cockpit and helping us make some progress again, and seeing how the car has developed since early April. I was in our 2010 car a couple of weeks ago at the City Racing event in Kazan, Russia, and that was cool, but the real work is in the current season car in an official session and that’s what Friday morning is all about. The last few races have obviously been pretty tough for the team, but we clearly made some progress in Austria and we think we can do the same again at Silverstone, a track where we should see more from the setups we ran on Saturday and Sunday at the Red Bull Ring. Hopefully the weather will be good, not something that you can ever guarantee in England, but with us being able to use two sets of tyres in FP1 sunshine will help us get the most out of the session, for me and the whole team."

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