Why Are Fitted Seats Critical in Caterhams
Lap Time Improvement
A moulded seat has the potential to unlock lap time for you. By connecting you to the car directly in a way no standard seat can, you are able to sense and feel the most subtle changes of grip, movements in pitch and yaw. Any soft padding you can compress easily with your fingers will allow you to move around in the seat when under load.
The cockpit of a Caterham doesn’t leave the driver with many choices of where or how to sit. Replacing the standard seat with a moulded seat opens up options and allows the driver to find their own preference.
When you’re held securely in the correct position, you will no longer waste energy trying to maintain your body position while under load. The benefits can be huge and by taking away this drain of energy, you will be able to retain consistent lap times with greater focus and attention for racing.
Conform to Regulations
Whether tall or short or somewhere in between, you will find a benefit. For taller drivers, many struggle to conform to the common regulation for driver height in the car. These measurements are taken from the top of the helmet to the bottom of the roll cage. The bead seat allows you to position yourself so that you remain legal to race. For shorter drivers, the benefits of a moulded seat mean you can raise yourself to the height that you want to be for the best vision while still conforming to the regulations.
Durability and Quality
Due to the unique system of quality materials used by A-Form, we make sure each seat is built to withstand the harsh environment of motorsport. We’ve pioneered the use of various materials to ensure they are built to last. Depending on your own requirements, the options available will allow us to build a seat that is right for you.
Summary of Custom Fitted Race Seats for Caterhams
A true British icon in the world of sports cars. The race and track cars are sold with a basic rigid fibreglass seat. However, you will now find fewer and fewer of these in the Caterhams being raced. Moulded seats are now the go-to option with drivers reporting many benefits, including better feel for the movement of the car, greater comfort and a much more secure
Race proven, with an ever increasing number of A-Form seats to be found in the cars of race and championships winners over the various categories of the official Caterham U.K. and other Caterham based series.
During the fitting process, typically the original fibreglass seat is removed from the car, leaving the aluminium tub free to get the driver in the best position possible. There are some important considerations to make when building a moulded seat in a Caterham, but with our huge experience of making seats for the Caterham, we’ll make sure you’re exactly where you need to be.
What kind of cars do moulded seats fit into?
Anything and everything. Some race cars are specifically designed to accept a moulded seat. Some already have off-the-shelf race seats installed which can be removed and even resold.
How long does it take?
We can fit a seat in half a day and although we are busy we can normally book your appointment in 2 weeks depending on the time of year. So please dont leave it until the last minute because we wouldn't want to disappoint you, especially during busy periods eg before the race seasons start in March and April.
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