Tag Archive: Caterham

Oct 22

Struggling Caterham in race to send cars to Austin

Reuters reports that the green cars are scheduled to leave Caterham’s Leafield factory bound for Austin this weekend.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia Caterham’s financial troubles appear to be deepening, as it emerges the struggling F1 team may have no cars to race at the forthcoming US grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

More alarming news about Caterham future

More alarming news about the health of the ailing F1 backmarker Caterham has emerged.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 03 The posts have now been deleted, but race driver Kamui Kobayashi reportedly admitted on Facebook recently that he considered pulling out of the Russian grand prix when Caterham ran out of spare parts. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Fernandes sells Caterham GP2 team

Fernandes has completed his exit from top open-wheeler racing by selling his Caterham-branded GP2 team.

EQ8 Caterham Racing logo The Malaysian entrepreneur sold his Leafield-based F1 team to a mysterious group of Swiss-Middle Eastern investors, led by Colin Kolles, earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

FIA asks teams for Bianchi crash information

F1’s governing body has formed an ‘accident panel’ in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s life threatening crash.

2014-06-07_0535 The news, confirmed in a letter from the FIA to “all F1 teams” this week, follows Marussia angrily hitting back at media reports the team and its French driver were to blame for Bianchi’s crash into a recovery vehicle at Suzuka 11 days ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Caterham hits back at Kobayashi claims

“Regarding Kamui’s comment, all I can say – and again, I’m answering with facts”

2014-06-07_0578 Kamui Kobayashi’s job at Caterham appears even more tenuous after boss Manfredi Ravetto rebuked the Japanese’s comments after the Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Isolated media reports regarding Jules Bianchi’s accident – A Response by the Marussia F1 Team

Angry Marussia slams Bianchi reports

10 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Marussia F1 Team is shocked and angered by these allegations. Marussia on Wednesday hit back at media reports suggesting the team and Jules Bianchi were to blame for the Frenchman’s life-threatening crash at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Emotions still high as Bianchi fights for life

Marussia has been thrown into the spotlight as more information reportedly emerges about Jules Bianchi’s tragic Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Germany’s Sport Bild claims an FIA transmission recorded at the time of the Frenchman’s incident said: “Bianchi did not slow down under yellow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Lotus not a big loss for Renault – Abiteboul

Red Bull boss Christian Horner, though, is not at all worried.

2014-06-05_0045 Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul insists engine customer Lotus’ impending switch to Mercedes for 2015 is no great loss for the French marque. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Kobayashi hints Caterham suffering parts shortage

Kamui Kobayashi threw fresh doubt on Caterham’s future during the Russian grand prix.

2014-06-08_0727 The Japanese, whose own future with the struggling backmarker team is also unclear, retired from the inaugural Sochi race mid-distance. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alonso eyes Williams as sabbatical ‘risk’ grows

Williams is the latest team sensationally linked with Fernando Alonso’s uncertain future.

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The growing feeling in the F1 paddock is that, as Ferrari reportedly prepares to welcome Sebastian Vettel, Spaniard Alonso is facing the prospect of a year on the sidelines. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Now Hamilton sucked into 2015 ‘silly season’

F1’s top three drivers are all now caught up in the most intriguing ‘silly season’ for some time.

2014-07-18_0897 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton As the Suzuka paddock was packed up mere days ago, it seemed almost certain that Sebastian Vettel is headed to Ferrari next year to replace the McLaren-bound Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Kobayashi, Merhi unclear over Caterham future

Roberto Merhi and Kamui Kobayashi remain in the dark about how struggling Caterham will tackle the remaining trio of grands prix in 2014.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui KobayashiSpanish rookie Merhi had been tipped for several weeks now to replace Japanese regular Kobayashi, but for the moment he is confined to Friday practice duties. Kobayashi, on the other hand, is being told race-by-race whether he will be on race duty.

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Oct 09

Marussia enters Rossi in Bianchi’s place at Sochi

Alexander Rossi looks set to race in injured Jules Bianchi’s place for Marussia this weekend.

2014-07-24 - Marussia f1 Team - Alexander Rossi 03 The news has not yet been announced officially by the team, but the 23-year-old Californian’s name is listed on the official FIA entry list for the Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Bianchi crash and politics overshadow Sochi preparations

Bernie Ecclestone has argued consistently that F1’s first visit to Russia should not be mixed with the country’s political situation.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 2 F1 has made the 8,000 kilometre trek from Suzuka to the all-new Sochi Autodrom, but many are not in the mood to celebrate the sport’s latest destination. That is not just because the Russian grand prix is controversial in the shadow of the Ukraine conflict, with president Vladimir Putin slated to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Fernandes distances himself from Caterham team

Tony Fernandes has moved to distance himself from the debt and chaos of the formula one team he founded.

Tony Fernandes F1 backmarker Caterham has tried to play down the gravity of its fight for survival this weekend after it emerged bailiffs had seized equipment at its Leafield base. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Driver pays thousands for Marussia practice runs

A new recruit will reportedly inject much-needed funds at struggling Marussia.

2014-06-05_0104 The team announced at Suzuka that Briton Will Stevens, currently a Formula Renault 3.5 driver but having previously tested for Caterham, has signed up as a reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Caterham hits back after bailiffs seize F1 equipment

The signs are growing stronger that Caterham may not make it to the end of the 2014 season.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Leafield Technical Centre office Already this week, rumours were doing the rounds that unpaid suppliers Pirelli and Renault are growing increasingly impatient with the situation in the wake of founder Tony Fernandes’ shock mid-season exit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Kobayashi retains Caterham seat for home race

Kamui Kobayashi has retained his race seat at Caterham for his home grand prix this weekend.

IMG_5973 As the team seeks new sources of income in the wake of founder Tony Fernandes’ shock mid-season exit, the Japanese driver lost his place to Andre Lotterer at Spa in August. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

2015 nose rules benefit Mercedes, Ferrari

The nose is central to the entire “aerodynamic philosophy” of the car,

2014-06-07_1201 Two teams already have a “big head start” when it comes to the 2015 regulations, according to Force India technical boss Andy Green. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Three teams in battle for 2015 survival

The fate of three formula one teams continues to hang in the balance.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams The health of the sport’s most financially struggling outfits has been under an intense spotlight since it emerged the richest teams might be asked to plug gaps on the 2015 grid by running three-car operations. Read the rest of this entry »

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