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Jan 28

F1: Teams Face Uphill Battle As Jerez Test Gets Going

Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives in the pitlane in the new STR9 during day one of F1 Winter Testing at the Jerez on January 28, 2014.  (Photo: Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives the new STR9 during Day One of F1 winter testing in Jerez, Spain. (Photo: Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Preparations for the 2014 season got underway in Jerez on Tuesday, and it was all too clear how much work the teams will have to do before the first race in March.

Jan 28

F1: McLaren Fails To Appear As Team Struggles With New Tech

The McLaren team opted not to test on the first day at Jerez. (Photo: McLaren)

The McLaren team opted not to test on the first day at Jerez. (Photo: McLaren)

McLaren’s new MP4-29 failed to complete a lap at Jerez on Tuesday, leaving Jenson Button twiddling his thumbs.

Although the car had been fired up successfully in the factory, the team had trouble getting it to run properly on Monday night, and despite working on the problems, it ran out of time on Tuesday.

Jan 28

F1: Marcus Ericsson Gives Distinctive New Caterham First Laps

Marcus Ericsson in the Caterham CT03 Renault during the F1 Pre Season Test 1 Jerez Tuesday 28 January 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Marcus Ericsson drives the Caterham CT03 Renault during F1 preseason testing in Jerez. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

The new Caterham CT05 took to the track in Jerez on Tuesday in the hands of rookie Marcus Ericsson. Inevitably, the car’s unusual nose has already attracted a lot of comments.

As previously, the car uses a Renault powerplant and Red Bull gearbox.

Jan 28

F1: Hamilton Encouraged Despite Mercedes Wing Failure

Lewis Hamilton is still upbeat after practice run today was cut short when a front-wing separated from his Mercedes resulting in an impact with barrier. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton is still upbeat after a run was cut short when a front wing separated from his Mercedes, resulting in contact with the barrier. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton was not discouraged by his accident on the first day of running in Jerez, noting that the Mercedes had done more running than any of its rivals.

Hamilton crashed at Turn One when his front wing fell off, which ended running for the day.

Jan 28

F1: Caterham Reveals 2014 CT05 Vehicle At Jerez

The Caterham 2014 CT05 prepares for test at Jerez. (Photo: Adam Cooper)

The Caterham 2014 CT05 prepares for test at Jerez. (Photo: Adam Cooper)

Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson today revealed CT05, the Caterham F1 Team car the Japanese and Swedish drivers will be competing with in the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship.

As originally reported at Caterhamf1.com

The first car to be fully designed and built at Caterham’s Leafield Technical Centre, CT05 is the team’s answer to the all-new F1 regulations that have come into force in 2014. The car will race in Caterham’s new all-green 2014 livery and, for the fourth year in a row, will be powered by Renault Sport F1, using the new Renault Energy F1 engine mated to a Red Bull Technology gearbox.

The Caterham 2014 CT05 front-end and nose. (Photo: Adam Cooper)

The Caterham 2014 CT05 front-end and nose. (Photo: Adam Cooper)