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Sep 29

New Technical Structure For Caterham F1

New Technical Structure For Caterham F1

of the Netherlands and drives during the Italian Formula One GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Caterham has restructured its technical department as it prepares for the huge changes that are coming in 2014.

, currently Operations Director of the team, has been promoted to Deputy Technical Director, under . Meanwhile Performance Director John Iley has broadened his role to include “management of an Advanced Projects Group, looking at future innovation that can be applied to the F1 team and all of Caterham’s automotive and technological interests.”

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Sep 22

Live Updates! Sunday F1 Singapore GP On-Site Coverage

Vintage Alonso Performance Earns Second In

Fernando Alonso fights through Sunday's grueling race under the Marina Bay lights to capture a spot on the podium. (Photo: Getty Images)

fights through Sunday’s grueling race under the Marina Bay lights to capture a spot on the podium. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso managed to turn seventh on the grid into second at the checkered flag after a vintage performance by the Spaniard in Singapore.

He jumped up to third at the start and then gambled by pitting under a safety car on lap 25 while and up ahead chose to stay out, as did and . He dropped to fifth but managed to keep his tires in good shape and get to the flag. When the others pitted only Vettel was able to stay ahead, leaving Alonso in second.

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Aug 19

Caterham targets early call over 2014 drivers

Giedo Van Der Garde (left) and Charles Pic (right) current Caterham team. (Photo: Getty Images)

(left) and (right) current team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Caterham has promised to make an early call over its 2014 driver lineup.

Regarding the current lineup, the team announced at last season’s Brazil finale that Charles Pic would be driving a green car in 2013.

And Giedo van der Garde was only unveiled as Frenchman Pic’s teammate in February this year — mere weeks before the championship began.

When asked about the 2014 lineup, boss Cyril Abiteboul told Brazil’s Totalrace: “We would like to decide earlier than we did this year.

“In a way, that it took so long (for 2013) did hurt us. And next year the understanding between team and driver will be so important with the new power unit.

“So we want to make sure we make the decision as early as possible so that we can learn everything that can be learned before the first test.

“We would like it to be set in September or October,” Abiteboul added.

Rookie Dutchman van der Garde’s place at Caterham is considered in doubt due to his performance in 2013 so far.

He told Telegraaf newspaper: “Important progression for any rookie is difficult at first, and now I’ve experienced it first-hand this season.

“But I’m sure that the trend for the last races will be upwards.

“It is still too early to talk about next year and all the rumors,” van der Garde insisted.

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