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The Caterham CT01 was the Formula One car that the Caterham F1 Team entered for the 2012 season. It was the third car produced by the design team at Caterham, the first two being produced under the Lotus name. It was originally driven by Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli, but Trulli was replaced by Vitaly Petrov during pre-season.

The car was initially intended to be released on 26 January 2012, but pictures and the car were released a day early.

The CT01 is the first car that the team built that uses KERS. It uses a gearbox and KERS powered by Red Bull Technology.

Technical Specifications[]

Caterham CT01[]

Component Specification
Chassis material Carbon fibre
Bodywork material Carbon fibre
Front suspension Push-rod actuated, arms made of carbon fibre
Rear suspension Pull-rod actuated, arms made of carbon fibre
Dampers Penske and Multimatic
Steering Caterham F1 Team
Gearbox Red Bull Technology
KERS Red Bull Technology
Clutch AP
Brake discs Carbone Industrie / Hitco
Brake calipers AP
Brake pads Carbone Industrie / Hitco
Cooling system Caterham F1 Team
Cockpit Instrumentation McLaren Electronic Systems
Seat belts Schroth
Steering wheel Caterham F1 Team
Extinguisher system FEV
Wheels BBS to Caterham F1 Team specification

Dimensions[]

Dimension Length
Wheelbase 3000 mm
Overall length 5000 mm
Overall height 950 mm

Renault RS27-2012 Technical Specifications[]

Component Specification
Engine configuration 2.4 litre V8
No. of cylinders 8
No. of valves 32
Displacement 2400 cc
Weight 95 kg
V-angle 90°
RPM 18,000
Fuel Total
Oil Total
Power Output 750 bhp
Spark Plugs Semi surface discharge
Ignition system High energy inductive
Pistons Aluminium alloy
Engine block Aluminium alloy
Crankshaft Nitrided alloy steel with tungsten alloy counterweights
Connecting rods Titantium alloy
Throttle system 8 butterflies

Complete Formula One Results[]

Round Race Driver Grid Race
1 Australian Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 18th Ret
Vitaly Petrov 19th Ret
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 24th 18th
Vitaly Petrov 19th 16th
3 Chinese Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 19th 23rd
Vitaly Petrov 18th 16th
4 Bahrain Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 16th 17th
Vitaly Petrov 18th 16th
5 Spanish Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 19th 16th
Vitaly Petrov 18th 17th
6 Monaco Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 17th 13th
Vitaly Petrov 18th Ret
7 Canadian Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 17th 18th
Vitaly Petrov 18th 19th
8 European Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 16th 14th
Vitaly Petrov 20th 13th
9 British Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 19th 17th
Vitaly Petrov 18th DNS
10 German Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 16th 19th
Vitaly Petrov 18th 16th
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 19th 17th
Vitaly Petrov 20th 19th
12 Belgian Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen 18th 17th
Vitaly Petrov 19th 14th

Complete Formula One Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
2012 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of India.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg
Finland Kovalainen P Ret 18th 23rd 17th 16th 13th 18th 14th 17th 19th 17th 17th 14th 15th 15th 17th 18th 13th 18th 14th 0 10th
Russia Petrov Ret 16th 18th 16th 17th Ret 19th 13th DNS 16th 19th 14th 15th 19th 17th 16th 17th 16th 17th 11th

Notes[]

V T E Caterham F1 Team 2014 logo.png Caterham F1
Notable drivers
Sweden Marcus Ericsson · Japan Kamui Kobayashi · Germany André Lotterer · United Kingdom Will Stevens · France Charles Pic · Netherlands Giedo van der Garde · Finland Heikki Kovalainen · Russia Vitaly Petrov
Notable personnel
Tony Fernandes · Collin Kolles · Manfredi Ravetto
Cars
CT01 · CT03 · CT05
See also
Team Lotus
V T E 2012 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Engines Renault | Mercedes | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel | 2 Webber | 3 Button | 4 Hamilton | 5 Alonso | 6 Massa | 7 Schumacher | 8 Rosberg | 9 Räikkönen | 10 Grosjean | 10 D'Ambrosio | 11 Di Resta | 12 Hülkenberg | 14 Kobayashi | 15 Pérez | 16 Ricciardo | 17 Vergne | 18 Maldonado | 19 Senna | 20 Kovalainen | 21 Petrov | 22 De la Rosa | 23 Karthikeyan | 24 Glock | 25 Pic
Other Drivers Buemi | Paffett | Turvey | Rigon | Bird | Bianchi | Daly | Gutiérrez | Bottas | Wolff | Van der Garde | Rossi | González | Clos | Luizzi | de Villota | Chilton
Cars RB8 | MP4-27 | F2012 | F1 W03 | E20 | VJM05 | C31 | STR7 | FW34 | CT01 | F112 | MR01
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia | Malaysia | China | Bahrain | Spain | Monaco | Canada | Europe | Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | India | Abu Dhabi | United States | Brazil
Team Reports Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Driver Reports Vettel | Webber | Button | Hamilton | Alonso | Massa | Schumacher | Rosberg | Räikkönen | Grosjean | di Resta | Hülkenberg | Kobayashi | Pérez | Ricciardo | Vergne | Maldonado | Senna | Kovalainen | Petrov | de la Rosa | Karthikeyan | Karthikeyan | Glock | Pic
Tests Jerez | Barcelona 1 | Barcelona 2 | Mugello | Young Driver
See also 2011 Formula One Season | 2013 Formula One Season | Bahrain GP protests | Category
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