Caterham confident they can close gap to midfield

Sunday 16th June 2013, 21:18 by TF1T Staff 

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham's team principal Cyril Abiteboul says he's confident they can close the gap to the midfield, despite a difficult start to the season.

The outfit currently resides at the bottom of the Constructors' championship after being outpaced by main rival Marussia in the opening races.

Abiteboul is however confident they're making the right moves.

"It's fair to say our last race in Canada was disappointing, but looking at the season overall we’re probably about where we thought we would be," he told the official F1 website. "But that does not mean that we are where we want to be!

"The simple truth is 2013 was always going to be a tough season, but we are confident we can deliver what we have wanted since the start of the year, which is a clear positive trend towards reducing the gap to the midfield."

Whilst he is confident they will make steps forward, he isn't making any predictions as to where they'll finish and even when they might score their first point.

"It [scoring our first point] will probably happen at the race we least expect it to, but the one we most deserve it to," he added.

"I'm not going to make any predictions about where we’ll be after either the next six races or at the end of the year, but we have new parts coming for nearly every race this year so we’re doing what we can to keep fighting and keep learning about ourselves. We have to balance that against the need to ramp up our 2014 work, but we can manage that and I’m sure there will be races that suit our car where we can show more clear progress."


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