Caterham confirms trip to Abu Dhabi

Caterham has now officially confirmed that it will travel to the Abu Dhabi GP, despite not reaching the proposed £2.35m crowdfunding target.

No mention has been made of drivers, and remains to be seen how competitive or organised the last minute will be.

In a statement administrator Finbarr O’Connell said: “We set ourselves a major challenge, but it’s definitely been worth it! In only a week the fans have made the impossible, possible. We knew that the best way to keep this team alive and attract possible buyers was to show that it’s still a racing team and be in Abu Dhabi for the finale, and there aren’t enough words to say how grateful we are to all the fans that have made this possible.

“We now head to Abu Dhabi ready to show what a hard-working and positive group of people this is and to hopefully secure a future for the team. During the past few days the interest of many potential buyers has increased massively and by racing in Abu Dhabi the team will be showcasing itself as a live and functioning team that deserves to continue into 2015 and beyond.

“It has hard-working people, team spirit and experience and now it only needs a secure financial future which I’m very hopeful we can achieve. Once again, I’d like to reiterate that we are racing in Abu Dhabi thanks to all the fans out there – an achievement that will go down in F1 history and one that we can all be very proud of. We still need to raise a bit more cash so please do keep an eye on the Crowdcube website. Let’s go racing!”


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3 responses to “Caterham confirms trip to Abu Dhabi

  1. petes

    Smoke and mirrors comes to mind, with an ample lashing of the blarney stone. Eddy on board as consultant?

  2. Martin Bennett

    Joe Saward has put up an email from a ex-member of staff saying they were all made redundant on the same day. So who exactly will run the cars? They won’t run themselves.

  3. Stone the crows

    A 40 man skeleton crew will be handling the work. I’m expecting some major prang as these poor overworked souls overlook something critical.

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