Creation Shakedown – The Detail
Following on from yesterday’s images of Creation’s
shakedown of its hybrid prototype, here’s the detail behind
those first laps.
we referred to it as the CA006-H, but it is actually the CA06/H-001.
and Jamie Campbell-Walter were on hand, plus new 2006 driver signings,
Felipe Ortiz and Beppe Gabbiani.
At the end of
the day, Team Principal Ian Bickerton was in a buoyant mood.
went very well indeed, and the car ran faultlessly all day. Nic
did the majority of the driving – about 25-30 laps –
but I have to say the weather was less than ideal for a first run.
It snowed, it rained, it dried out and then it hailed! Nic said
it was difficult to give truly representative feedback on the car
with the weather being what it was, but he thinks it’s going
to be awesome. The power from the new Judd 5-litre engine is fantastic
and it feels very strong with lots of torque.
a real tribute to the whole team, our engineer Ian Smith, Ben Wood,
Kieron Salter of KWM and Shaun Joyce of Moose Design that we’ve
got to where we are today. There are only seven full-time employees
at Creation and a hell of a lot of 18-hour days have been put in
to get the car finished. I’m really proud of what we’ve
achieved with such limited resources.”
five of the laps and Beppe Gabbiani three: Friday sees the team
move to Silverstone for further work.
first ‘public’ test will be the Le Mans Series test
days at Paul Ricard.