The first World Championship points for Caterham must be the chief goal of 2012. That is according to Team Principal Tony Fernandes, who is now taking the outfit formerly known as Lotus Racing and Team Lotus into its third season of Formula1.
In 2012, the squad moves from Norfolk to Oxford shire and retains its line-up of Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli as well as Renault engines, Red Bull-made gearboxes and stints in the Williams wind tunnel. However, rumours still linger that Trulli might be swapped by Vitally Petrov.
Caterham is the name we will race under for many years to come, but we still have the same DNA we have had since day one, back in 2009, says Fernandes. We are the same team but every day we are growing stronger; what underpin that growth is the people in our team who have been with us since the early days and the people who have come on-board and share our vision. We are still very proudly green and yellow and I think that says rather a lot about who we are.
This year however, with the people and facilities we have in the factory and the wind tunnel - and with KERS.