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Double retirement for Caterham in Canada

Kobayashi suffered a suspension issue and it was a pipe connected to the turbo that ended Ericsson’s race.
Sunday, June 8, 2014

 

8th June, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - A difficult weekend came to a disappointing end in Canada for Caterham when both drivers were forced to retire.

Marcus Ericsson retired first with a problem with a pipe connected to the turbo. The Swede had to stop the car to prevent damage to the power unit.

Ericsson said he could feel that there was a problem on the formation lap but the team tried to fix it.

“As soon as the formation lap started I could feel that the Power Unit wasn’t pulling hard in any gears and that continued under the safety car.” Ericsson said.

“The team tried to fix it but there wasn’t anything we could do and as soon as the safety car came in I was told to retire and that was the end of the race.”

“When I got the car back we found out the problem was with a pipe connected to the turbo, not the Power Unit itself, and we had to retire to prevent any damage to the engine.”

The Swedish driver was disappointed to retire but said it was all part of the learning process.

“A disappointing end to a difficult weekend, but for me it’s all part of the learning curve.”

“Obviously that’s not how we wanted to end the race but we’ll regroup and keep pushing.”

Kamui Kobayashi retired a few laps later with a rear suspension issue.

“a couple of laps after it came in [the safety car] I felt a problem with the rear coming out of turn two and had to stop the car.” Kobayashi said.

“When I got out I had a look and I could see it was a rear suspension problem, so that was that.”

 

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