C1 Rockingham Test and Track Days
Friday Test Day
It was a glorious sunny day with air temperatures in the early 20’s which mandated one key difference to open top Caterham racing and that was, it’s hot inside the car wearing full race gear, no aircon and closed windows.
Of course, this was the first time everyone had driven #MissFire and as the drivers were returning to the pits after their sessions, discussions were around how fun and how much the car would under steer, having to invoke over steer to get the car into corners.
Mark Cox explained:
After lunch and onto the second sessions, discussions extended to lap times, braking points and corner gears. Everyone felt that collaboration and sharing of information and experience bonded a team spirit.
Our drivers were recording 1m56s and 1m57 lap times, though other teams were reporting 1m53s which suggests we still have some work to do, with the fastest lap of the day being 1m52s.
Saturday Track Day
We were on the International Super Sportscar Circuit again today. An earlier start for a 07.30am sign on. Ash was not driving today, but Lewis was. We didn’t have a garage today, but that was an issue as per normal track day etiquette mandated, camp was set around the trailer on another sunny day.
Varying cars would be on circuit today driven by race license holders and in confirmation from the Safety Briefing, Rockingham virgins and track day novices. Our observation was that our Citroen C1 would be seen as slow to many and that we would be constantly waving cars past on the straights as per normal track day rules.
Car Colours and Design
The common consensus is a three colour scheme of red, black and blue. The plan is to use the red and black of the car in it’s present form, embellishing with a blue wrap that becomes luminous in the dark, becoming distinguishing during night races later this year. It has been agreed to use the same design scheme as SPY’s cars for a consolidated look for team support. So watch this space!