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Caterham present the CT03 ahead of Jerez testing // Pic and Van der Garde reveal the all-new CT03 in the Jerez pit lane

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Caterham present the CT03 ahead of Jerez testing
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Caterham joined their “new team” friends and rivals Marussia to launch their own 2013 challenger ahead of the first day of pre-season testing in Jerez. The CT03 was revealed in the pitlane, with Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde on hand to post with the new machinery. The livery is noticeably lighter, with a slightly odd tinge to the green paintwork, and there have been improvements to the sidepods, engine cover and diffusers.

Technical Director Mark Smith said: “This is the package we will take to race one in Australia and as part of the 2013 upgrade program we will then bring new front and rear wings and a new diffuser soon after the start of the season.”

And team principal Cyril Abiteboul added: “Off track our team is in a healthy position. We are still a small team but our stated objective is to be the most efficient of all F1 Teams, and thanks to our determination, our scalability and our processes, there is no reason we cannot achieve this...”