Tag Archive: Caterham

Nov 23

Ecclestone ready to ‘tear up’ income contracts

“Personally, I would tear up all of the contracts and discuss the redistribution of money.  No problem,”

2012-06-07_0277 Bernie Ecclestone on Saturday said he is prepared to “tear up” contracts and start again, as the sport’s civil war appeared to ease slightly in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Angry teams happier after Mackenzie meeting

F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The usually paddock-shy CVC chief made the trip to Abu Dhabi to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and Lotus, Sauber and Force India, with the three teams crying foul over how the power and income is distributed within formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Caterham may use 2014 engine next year

Caterham may have to use a 2014 engine if it is to make it onto next year’s F1 grid.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 04 The sport is treading new ground this weekend, with an insolvency expert Finbarr O’Connell, now in charge of ailing Caterham, sitting on the Abu Dhabi pitwall. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Caterham thanks Renault for helping F1 comeback

“We are overwhelmed by the level of support we have received”

2014-01-30 - Caterham F1 Team - Robin Frijns 04 Caterham’s acting boss Finbarr O’Connell has thanked the world of formula one for helping the team to make its F1 comeback this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Merhi in Abu Dhabi with Caterham race hopes

Roberto Merhi is in Abu Dhabi where he hopes to complete Caterham’s Abu Dhabi lineup this weekend.

20131020-0097 That is the news of the Spanish publication El Confidencial, following reports elsewhere that the 23-year-old rookie’s management claims it has an existing deal in place to race for the struggling Leafield based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Now correspondent critiques struggling teams

Having already blasted some of F1’s struggling drivers, a travelling correspondent has now turned his attention to the worst teams of 2014.

2014-07-20 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Valterri Bottas 01 teams First in the Telegraph journalist Daniel Johnson’s sights was Caterham, who despite returning from a two-race absence in Abu Dhabi has been “a basket case from start to finish” this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Barrichello rules out Caterham return

Rubens Barrichello has denied he is about to make a sensational return to F1 to complete the 2014 season with Caterham.

Rubens Barrichello Medley portrait With Caterham back up and running after missing Austin and Brazil, the team is still yet to announce an Abu Dhabi teammate for Kamui Kobayashi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Marussia’s Abu Dhabi return bid fails

Marussia’s eleventh-hour bid to return to action in Abu Dhabi has failed.

Marussia for Jules - photo Marussia With Caterham already set up at Yas Marina, insiders on Wednesday then spotted F1 personnel wearing Marussia team shirts in the Abu Dhabi paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Marussia team staff spotted in Abu Dhabi

Staff wearing Marussia team shirts were spotted on Wednesday in the Abu Dhabi paddock.

Marussia 17 - photo © DPPI - Éric Vargiolu The sightings, believed to be Ferrari personnel ready to work on the embattled team’s customer engines, coincided with rumours Marussia is in fact making its way to the region in the hope of racing this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

GP2 champion Palmer gets Force India test

Force India is giving new GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer his F1 break

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) We reported this week that although the 23-year-old won the sport’s feeder category this year, he is unlikely to make his F1 debut next year or even complete returning Caterham’s lineup for the Abu Dhabi finale this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Barrichello could be Caterham driver in Abu Dhabi

As Caterham prepares in Abu Dhabi for its F1 return this weekend, a round of intriguing speculation is taking place

2011-07-24 - AT&T Williams - Germany - Rubens Barrichello 03 With Kamui Kobayashi already confirmed to drive, potential teammates for the Japanese are queuing up. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Ecclestone hits back at F1 ‘cartel’ accusation

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back with fury at a letter demanding talks with F1’s small teams in Abu Dhabi this weekend

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 Since backmarkers Caterham and Marussia hit their troubles, the sport’s next-smallest teams Lotus, Force India and Sauber have been bemoaning the inequality of power and income, and even threatening to boycott races. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Caterham ‘busy’ setting up in Abu Dhabi

Caterham has bucked expectations and arrived in Abu Dhabi for the 2014 finale

11 - Caterham F1 Team After a two-race absence and with administrators raising money through crowdfunding, scarcely a soul in the Interlagos paddock truly believed the green team would make the trip to the United Emirates Capital. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Ecclestone to clamp down on online media in paddock

Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to clamp down on the proliferation of internet journalists in F1

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel - Bernie Ecclestone After controversially rubbishing the power of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter last week, the F1 supremo is now warning that online publications will find access to the paddock more difficult in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Palmer ‘ruled out’ for Caterham debut

New GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer is not among the numerous contenders to race for the returning Caterham in Abu Dhabi

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) When he wrapped up the feeder series’ championship recently, the 23-year-old Briton – whose father Jonathan is a former F1 driver and well-known circuit boss – said he was confident he can make the big step into F1 next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Small teams want new talks at Abu Dhabi finale

Disgruntled small teams Force India, Lotus and Sauber have written a letter to express alarm that F1 appears headed in the direction of ‘Super GP2′

 

150x80-flagworldf1After backmarkers Caterham and Marussia entered administration, and the grid threatened to dwindle yet further amid financial pressures, it became clear that one plan to boost numbers in future is three-car teams.

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Nov 17

Beschir in Caterham link, Sainz to test Red Bull

Lebanese driver Khalil Beschir is another candidate at Caterham

11 - Caterham F1 Team The list of potential teammates for confirmed Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi in Abu Dhabi is growing by the hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Chilton to complete Caterham’s Abu Dhabi lineup – report

Max Chilton has emerged as a surprise candidate to race the second Caterham in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

2014-06-05_0243 The Briton has driven all season for Marussia, who like Caterham went into administration last month and sat out the Austin and Brazil grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Caterham heading to Abu Dhabi for 2014 finale

Caterham on Friday announced it will return to formula one to contest the season finale in Abu Dhabi

2014-06-07_0676 Earlier, reports emerged that the embattled team was preparing freight to meet this weekend’s shipping deadline for the trip to the United Arab Emirates capital, which is set to host the final round of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

No point attracting young generation to F1 – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has ensured the world of formula one on Friday will be discussing one thing — his controversial views

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 Amid collapsing teams and a so-called ‘crisis’ for his sport, the F1 supremo provided a diversion with a typically politically-incorrect interview for a publication called Campaign Asia-Pacific. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Caterham preparing freight for Abu Dhabi

Caterham’s administrator on Friday said the team is preparing equipment to be shipped to the season finale in Abu Dhabi

2014-06-07_0874 Having missed Austin and Brazil, the beleaguered outfit will fail to hit its $3.7m crowdfunding target for a return in Abu Dhabi, which Bernie Ecclestone insists is necessary in order to keep the official team entry alive. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Caterham could overcome missed crowdfunding target

Friday’s deadline looks set to come and go without Caterham raising the $3.7 million it needs through crowdfunding

11 - Caterham F1 Team The team, in administration and fighting to keep its official entry alive by making the Abu Dhabi grid, has raised only just over $2 million within hours of its self-imposed deadline expiring. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Ericsson ‘terminates’ Caterham contract

Even if Caterham makes the Abu Dhabi grid

2014-06-06_0068 Regular driver Marcus Ericsson will not be at the wheel of a green car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Money the big topic before 2014 season finale

Even with F1 speeding towards its intriguing double-points title finale, money remains the big off-track topic of the moment

150x80-flagworldf1Although no longer trading and having laid off its workforce, Manor – formerly Marussia – is said to be in talks with investors about returning in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Force India financial rumours must ‘stop’ – Mallya

Vijay Mallya has played down the latest reports questioning the financial health of his F1 team Force India

2014-03-01_0016 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Bahrain Dr Vijay Mallya 2 Newspaper reports in the last days have suggested the auditors of the Silverstone based team’s parent company doubt the viability of Force India as a “going concern” due to mounting debts. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Caterham and even Marussia’s Abu Dhabi hopes still alive

 As plans for three-car and customer teams emerge, F1 may in fact have a full grid for 2015

Donald MacKenzie - Bernie Ecclestone It was reported from Brazil on Sunday that Red Bull and Ferrari may already have agreed to add another car to their garages next year, to plug the holes left by Caterham, Marussia and possibly others. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Off-track civil war erupts in F1

On track in Brazil , a  thrilling and intense battle for the drivers’ world championship that will now go down to the wire continued to play out

But at Interlagos, the real drama was being fought furiously behind the scenes. With Marussia and Caterham already gone, the next independent teams are arguing loudly for help. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Mercedes rivals warn ‘freeze’ could end completely

“Nothing was agreed on anything”

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)With progress also having stalled over the small teams’ touted ‘fighting fund’, Toto Wolff emerged from a big team bosses meeting at Interlagos on Saturday with little news. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Future still clouded for three small teams

But a meeting at Interlagos late on Saturday broke with no solution in place.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 03 teams A week after the boycott threats of Austin, struggling teams Lotus, Force India and Sauber travelled to Brazil apparently close to a ‘fighting fund’ bailout that would secure their future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Ecclestone slams Caterham’s ‘begging bowl’

Bernie Ecclestone has joined those who are heavily critical of Caterham’s plea for fans’ money to get the struggling team back on track.

2012-11-15_0006 In administration and missing in Austin and Brazil, the outfit has launched a crowdfunding scheme to raise the almost $4 million it says it needs to make it to this year’s Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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