Friday, 24 October 2014

Caterham future up in the air with a week to go until the US Grand Prix in Austin

(Frederic Le Floc'h DPPI for Renault Sport F1)

Caterham F1 Team adviser and acting team principal Colin Kolles has stated that despite the fact that the team are ready to travel to Austin for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas it is unclear if the Leafield based outfit will be on the grid next weekend.

On Thursday staff at the Caterham F1 Team were locked out of the factory and were only allowed to collect some personal belongings. Speaking to Autosport, Kolles stated:

'Everybody is prepared to go to Austin, The problem is that if the administrators are not changing their mind then it is difficult.'

The Leafield based outfit and the administrators have until  lunchtime on Saturday to get the situation resolved which would allow the team to send their cars and equipment by air freight to Austin and then on to the Circuit of the Americas. 

The administrator has stated that maybe another buyer can be found for the team however Kolles has stated that he feels the administrator is in 'dreamland'.

Meanwhile new Caterham F1 Team commercial director Ian Philips who was appointed to the team just before the Russian Grand Prix stated that he brought the administrator around the factory earlier this week.

It is a case now of waiting to see what happens over the next 24 to 48 hours.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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