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Caterham halts development of 2013 car
Sunday 18th August 2013, 19:36 by TF1T Staff
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Caterham has reportedly halted the development of its current car, the CT03, in order to focus on the major regulation changes coming into effect next year.
The Leafield outfit started the season with an interim car based on last years chassis which saw them fall behind Marussia, but a later upgrade package has seen them surpass their main rival.
Therefore, according to driver Giedo van der Garde, they have turned their focus to next season completely.
"We're definitely not going to bring any updates any more because the focus is just for next year," he told ESPN.
"I think the gap to the next cars is just a bit too big. At some tracks we will probably be closer but it's going to be very tough to close that in this year and next year."
However the Dutch driver expects to end his season on a high if they can remain at their current level until the final race.
"I think if we keep on progressing like this in the next few races I think we’re going to do a good job towards the end of the year."
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