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Flash in the plan // Caterham battle weather and mechanical trouble in Barcelona

Published by Christine

Caterham battle weather and mechanical trouble in Barcelona
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Caterham have been navigating the tricky weather conditions in Barcelona and Giedo van der Garde managed to complete 48 laps at the Circuit de Catalunya today. The team had planned a full race simulation, but found the mix of rain showers and a mechanical gremlin making things very hard.

At the end of the day, Giedo said: "The weather cleared up a bit in the afternoon but we had a technical issue that cut into our runplan so we switched from the full race simulation we were going to run to more setup work and tyre evaluation.

"Unfortunately the rain came back again with half an hour to go, which again meant we had to change the plan but the forecast for the last couple of days is better so hopefully we can get back to the original runplan and finish the tests as we'd planned."