Caterham 'extremely hopeful' of Abu Dhabi presence

By on Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Caterham F1 Team

Caterham F1 Team

Administrators acting on behalf of Caterham's Formula 1 team say they are 'extremely hopeful' that the squad can make it to the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

Caterham missed the United States Grand Prix and will be absent from Brazil after entering into administration last month, but it is hoped that the outfit will return to the grid in two weeks' time.

"We are now extremely hopeful that we will be going to Abu Dhabi," Finbarr O'Connell told Reuters.

"I think I've got enough confidence now to say I'd be very surprised if we were not racing in Abu Dhabi. I'm now really hopeful for the future of the team."

O'Connell's comments came after the 2015 entry list revealed that 1Malaysia Racing Team had lodged an entry under the Caterham guise, although he also added that the entry fee - due by the end of November - had not yet been paid.

"We are trying to sell a racing team and clearly a new owner will want to be racing next season," he said.

He also added that employees have been continuing to work at the Leafield factory despite not being paid.

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