Tag Archive: Colin Kolles

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 16

Kobayashi’s teammate unclear for Caterham return

Caterham’s administrators have reappointed Kamui Kobayashi to contest the 2014 finale in Abu Dhabi next weekend.

2014-06-08_0925 The beleaguered backmarker team missed Austin and Brazil amid its high-profile fight for survival, but a controversial crowdfunding scheme means the green cars will be back for the last race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Caterham preparing for Abu Dhabi return

Caterham is preparing to return to formula one for F1’s 2014 finale in Abu Dhabi next month.

2014-06-08_0925 As it was put into administration following founder Tony Fernandes’ ill-fated sale to Colin Kolles-managed investors, the team as well as backmarker Marussia sat out Austin and will again be absent in rainy Brazil this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Forza Rossa still waiting for FIA approval

Forza Rossa, a Romanian project targeting a debut in formula one, has played down reports it has already been granted an entry by the FIA.

Forza Rossa - photo Getty Images Reports this week suggested that with Caterham now close to collapse, advisor Colin Kolles is set to return his immediate attention to Forza Rossa. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Forza Rossa project still alive after Caterham collapse

With Caterham now in administration, the backmarker’s former management may be returning its focus to the Forza Rossa project.

Forza Rossa - photo Getty Images Before the mysterious investment group bought Caterham from Tony Fernandes earlier this year, Colin Kolles was deeply involved in trying to get a Romanian project called ‘Forza Rossa’ up and running with FIA approval. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Caterham can miss Austin-Brazil double header

Caterham is allowed to sit out the next two grands prix while it fights for survival.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia As administrators take charge at Leafield, where for the past days the gates have been locked to staff, Saturday’s equipment freight deadline for Austin and Brazil has loomed large. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Administrator becomes Caterham team boss

Two cars on the US GP grid next weekend

2014-06-08_0925The Caterham saga took another bizarre twist on Friday as an administrator became the new team principal.
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Oct 24

Kolles admits Caterham may miss Austin deadline

The clock is ticking down to struggling F1 backmarker Caterham’s apparent collapse.

2010-08-01 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Colin Kolles 01 With the Saturday freight deadline for sending cars and equipment to Austin now just hours away, staff remain locked out of the Leafield factory while an unseemly spat continues to escalate between the team’s former and current owners. Read the rest of this entry »

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 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 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 »

Sep 15

Russian linked with Caterham seat for Sochi

Daniil Kvyat might not be the only Russian on the Sochi grid next month.

Roman Rusinov portrait The Russian publication Sportbox claims that, amid the cockpit reshuffling under Caterham’s new management, 32-year-old Roman Rusinov is in the running to debut in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Now Montezemolo exit rocks crisis-struck Ferrari

He admitted on Wednesday that it is possible he will go on to run the Italian airline Alitalia.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 Despite securing $35 million as he walks away, Luca di Montezemolo had a tear in his eye on Wednesday as he said farewell to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Fernandes happy to have sold Caterham

Tony Fernandes has broken his silence to reveal it is “a relief” to have left formula one.

Tony Fernandes The entrepreneur, best known for his Malaysian low-cost airline Airasia, recently sold the Leafield based Caterham team to mysterious Swiss-Middle Eastern investors led by Colin Kolles and Christijan Albers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Caterham confirms Kobayashi return

Kobayashi heading to Monza for Caterham return

2014-06-08_0727 Caterham on Thursday confirmed reports Kamui Kobayashi is returning to race duty this weekend at Monza. The Japanese was sidelined two weeks ago at Spa-Francorchamps, as reigning Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer and his sponsor Hype stepped into the green car.
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Sep 03

Lotterer turns down chance to race Caterham at Monza

Andre Lotterer has turned down the chance to make a second appearance for Caterham this weekend at Monza.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Earlier, it was expected Spanish rookie Roberto Merhi, and not the reigning Le Mans winner Lotterer who replaced Kamui Kobayashi at Spa, would be in action this weekend for the Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Now Frijns set to depart ‘new’ Caterham

Robin Frijns looks set to return to GP2.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Robin Frijns The talented Dutchman was signed up as a reserve driver by Caterham this year, and was even briefly considered for a race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Caterham lines up new Kobayashi substitute for Monza

The big frontrunner now is Roberto Merhi

20131020-0097 Roberto Merhi has admitted he is in the running to be the next occupant of sidelined Caterham racer Kamui Kobayashi’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Chilton fumbles as F1’s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up

“What everyone seems to think has happened is not the case”

IMG_6058 He didn’t want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not be interpreted as a simple ‘pay-driver’ in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Caterman confirms Lotterer for Spa

“Thanks Caterham for the opportunity” 

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre LottererCaterham on Wednesday confirmed that 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will replace Kamui Kobayashi this weekend in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Rumours tip Lotterer for Caterham race debut

The F1 rumour mill is alight with speculation Caterham is taking a new race driver to this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

2014-06-07_0578 After Kamui Kobayashi admitted recently his race seat may not be safe in the wake of the Leafield based team’s sale and subsequent shakeup, the big rumour now is that the Japanese is set to be replaced by 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Albers not denying Caterham to axe ‘double nose’

New team boss Christijan Albers is not denying Caterham will axe the 2014 car’s unseemly nose.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Kamui Kobayashi 03 We reported last month that the distinctive solution at the front of this year’s green-liveried car could be the popular victim of a development push by the team’s new management. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Kobayashi backs sweeping changes at Caterham

Kamui Kobayashi has backed the sweeping changes at Caterham, even though it has put his formula one future in doubt.

IMG_5973 After founder Tony Fernandes’ sudden sale and departure, the Malaysian team entered the hands of mysterious Swiss-Middle Eastern investors and new bosses Colin Kolles and Christijan Albers. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Marmorini moves to Renault after Ferrari exit

Mere days after officially leaving Ferrari, Luca Marmorini looks set to take another high-profile job in formula one.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini The 53-year-old’s departure was interpreted as the latest rolling head at Ferrari amid the fabled Italian team’s poor start to the new turbo V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Caterham vows to sue sacked F1 staff

Caterham has hit back after it emerged sacked staff are moving to sue the backmarker team’s new management.

2014-06-07_0676 Earlier in July, following founder Tony Fernandes’ sale of the green-coloured team to mysterious Swiss-Middle Eastern investors, new bosses Colin Kolles and Christijan Albers ousted about 40 of Caterham’s Leafield-based workforce. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Sacked staff to sue Caterham – report

Caterham is facing legal action after sacking 40 members of staff earlier this month.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Marcus Ericsson 08 As team founder Tony Fernandes departed and mysterious Swiss-based Middle Eastern investors led by Colin Kolles moved in, Caterham announced that the departures were “a necessary step” for the “future of the team”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Sutil says feet planted despite rumours

Adrian Sutil on Thursday insisted he has no intention of losing his place in formula one.

IMG_5994 The rumour dates back a week, even before Sauber’s woeful 2014 season got even worse when German Sutil’s car spun during the grand prix and became stranded on the Hockenheim circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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