End Of The Road For The Caudwell F1 Team
End Of The Road For The Caudwell F1 Team – After three years of development, the South African team appear to have accepted their boats are too far off the pace to continue.
Sadly, it looks like the end of the road for the South African Caudwell race team.
We understand that despite improvements in performance their home-built cats powered by Nissan four stroke truck engines could not compete against the Mercury 2 stroke F1 V6.
When the Caudwell team arrived on the scene they were plagued by transmission breakages but the engineers never gave up.
Race after race the team worked tirelessly to make this project work. Often when all others had retired for the day, Caudwell engineers worked into the night making sure their steeds were ready for the following days action.
Caudwell were so far off the pace
However despite their best efforts the two Caudwell cats were so far off the pace, they never looked like reachuing a top six shoot-out which is a shame after all the effort and money that has been invested into the project.
Although Caudwell’s 4 strokes will no longer be part of the future F1 scene how long will it be before someone fits the Mercury 4 stroke onto an F1 rig after their success in the final X Cat race of 2014.
Although these units are much heavier that the 2 stroke, a few years ago Cees Van der Veldon’s OMC 2 stroke performed well against the Mercury and it was a lot heavier.
that way we know it will be the end of our racing career, let this be an unforgettable memory for all our racing teams.
hopefully in the future it will be born with even greater racing teams to take part in the prestigious events in the world of boat racing that we know of, this is an extraordinary sport.
thus a brief review of End Of The Road For The Caudwell F1 Team