Christian Albers has left his job as team principal of Caterham just two months after being appointed by team advisor Colin Kolles.
Caterham says that erstwhile deputy team principal Manfredi Ravetto will take over his duties.
Albers made the huge leap from being a driver to team boss at the invitation of Kolles, with whom he has a long relationship. Officially the former Minardi and MF1/Spyker driver is resigning to spend more time with his family, but reading between the lines it would seem that the arrangement simply hadn’t worked out as well as had been hoped.
In a Caterham statement Albers said: “Over the past months I have dedicated all my energy to ensure the takeover of the team would go as smoothly as possible and to achieve the best possible result for our investors, sponsors and all the people involved with Caterham F1 Team.
“As such I worked tirelessly to reconstruct the team while, at the same time, making technical updates on the car. In doing this we created both a better foundation for the team’s future and achieved significant improvements on the speed of the car.
“Due to private reasons and in order to be able to spend more time with my family, I will resign from my position as CEO of Caterham F1 Team. I wish the team all the best in the future.”