(Florent Gooden DPPI for Renault Sport F1)
The Caterham F1 Team are fully confident that they will be on the grid next season according to team boss Manfredi Ravetto.
A Swiss/Middle Eastern consortium bought the Leafield based outfit earlier this season and immediately st about making changes. The team was sold just prior to the British Grand Prix amid rumors that they would have to fold and not see out the rest of the 2014 season. Manfredi commented however by saying not only did the team race in Silverstone but they have also raced last time out in Singapore.
The team also feel that they are closing the gap to Sauber, the Marussia F1 Team and the Lotus F1 Team in the closing stages of the of the 2014 season. The Caterham F1 Team have yet to score point's in Formula One since they entered the sport in 2010.
Speaking to the official Formula One website Manfredi Ravetto commented that his outfit
'Are set to deliver a miracle'.
The team have already started wind-tunnel work on their 2015 chassis. Ravetto has also confirmed that the team are working hard on securing a contract extension with Sweden's Marcus Ericson who made his debut with outfit this season.
Ravetto confirmed that the team have already opened discussions with Ericsson's management team and his financial backers in relation to extending his contract into next season. The Caterham boss has stated that they are very very happy with the Swedish driver.
© Ben Johnston 2014