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F1: Caterham returns home and misses second day of testing

Caterham Formula 1 team decided to return home to its British base and to miss the second day of the in-season test at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona.

The team led by Tony Fernandes explained in a press release that having assessed the damage to chassis CT05-No. 03 after Kamui Kobayashi’s accident yesterday in the final half hour of test 5 day 1, the engineers have decided not to run on day 2.

Kobayashi crashed heavily in the closing stages of the first day, losing the rear of his car at high-speed through Turn 3 and hitting the barrier.

“While obviously not ideal, this ensures the team can now focus on the next Grand Prix in Monaco, starting next week”, says the press release.

Caterham is currently 11th and last in the constructors’ championship.