(Bernard Asset DPPI for Renault Sport F1)
The Caterham F1 Team's Kamui Kobayashi ans Marcus Ericsson have broken their silence following the news on Friday that their team have gone into administration and will miss both this weekend's United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas and the Brazilian Grand Prix next weekend.
Speaking about the situation Marcus Ericsson took to his official Twitter page to say:
'Turbulent times. A lot of things going on a the moment. But I'm pushing on as usual and keeping my spirit high. Thanks to all my amazing fans for all your support. You are the best.'
Meanwhile Ericsson's team mate Kamui Kobayashi took to his official Facebook page to say:
'Unfortunately, due to team’s situation, I will not able to race in United States GP and Brazilian GP. I am very sorry for the fans looking forward those races. While I am carefully observing the situation, I will evaluate possibilities and make best choice for my future.'
Formula One heads to Austin Texas with the smallest number of cars starting the race since the 2005 Formula One season with just 18 cars set to take to the grid at the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday.
It is hoped that by missing both the United States and Brazilian Grand Prix both the Caterham and Marussia F1 Teams will be able to find buyers which would enable them to finish the season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which takes place at the Yas Marina circuit from November 21 - 23.
© Ben Johnston 2014