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MOTORSPORT: Caterham drivers keeping positive
9:20am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in Sport
CATERHAM’S two drivers reflected on a satisfactory start to the season, despite finishing 16th and 18th in Melbourne.
Charles Pic achieved the higher place for the Leafield-based team, while Giedo van der Garde had to shrug off an early collision with fellow debutant Max Chilton, of Banbury’s Marussia.
“That wasn’t too bad a race for us,” said Pic.
“Of course we'd prefer to finish higher but I think that at this stage of the season this reflects our current performance levels.”
Van der Garde said: “That was a reasonable start to my F1 career.
“It was really important to finish my first race and that’s exactly what I did so I’m pretty happy with how it ended.
“I feel good physically and now we have a lot more information about tyre wear and how to manage that so we’ll take that to next week’s race in Malaysia.”