Rounding out the grid for 2013 will be Caterham and Marussia who both debuted their cars earlier today at Jerez.
Caterham have chosen to focus their efforts on the bigger changes to hit the sport in 2014, so they’ve opted to run an upgraded version of last year’s CT01 in 2013.
The CT03 features an updated livery and changes to the side pods and rear end. It’s expected to remain in the same trim, come race day in Melbourne.
Teammates Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde will compete in the car this coming season.
Marussia will be competing in the MR02 this season.
Like the rest of the teams, the MR02 is an “evolution”, expanding upon last year’s car. One big change for 2013 is that the MR02 will have KERS.
With Timo Glock off the team in 2013, rookie Max Chilton is currently their only driver.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget the back marker teams. Even the phrase back marker sounds awful. I suppose that’s the nature of racing and someone has to finish last. Something many of us forget is while teams like Caterham and Marussia may not be top competitors in the World of Formula 1, in the racing World as a whole they still occupy the upper echelon. For that reason alone you have to give credit where it is due.
Photos courtesy of F1 Fanatic.