Caterham tests vanity panel at Magny-Cours

Thursday 02nd May 2013, 14:31 by TF1T Staff 

The CT03 without the vanity panel ( Caterham F1)

The Caterham F1 team may adopt the vanity panel at future races after it conducted testing in Magny-Cours this week with a noticeably smoother nose.

The Leafield-based outfit was one of just a few to opt against using the panel - which covers the stepped noses which were a feature of the 2012 season following a change in the regulations.

However it looks as though they will run the update at the Spanish Grand Prix in just over a week as part of their larger upgrade package which Heikki Kovalainen was shaking down during a promotional day on Wednesday at the French circuit.

LATEST FORMULA 1 NEWS

mexican gp

Mexico will return in 2015 confirms Ecclestone

MCLAREN

Magnussen '100% blameless' in Massa crash - Boullier

russian gp

Ecclestone has no concerns over Russian GP

MERCEDES

Mercedes negotiating new contract with Hamilton

tech talk

Tech Talk: McLaren's radical wavy rear-wing

FEATURE

Act in haste, repent at leisure unsafe releases in F1