Who bought Caterham F1?

Tony Fernandes
The Caterham F1 team has been sold by owner Tony Fernandes to a Swiss and Middle Eastern consortium. The new owners will be advised by former Midland and HRT team principal Colin Kolles, and they will continue to race under the Caterham name.

What did Caterham F1 become?

Caterham F1 Team was a British Formula One team that competed under the Caterham name, having done so for the first time in 2012, after being renamed from Lotus following a naming dispute with Proton cars.

What is Caterham F1 team now?

Caterham Group now consists of Caterham Cars, Caterham Technology & Innovation and Caterham Composites; the F1 team is now run by an unconnected consortium of Middle Eastern and Swiss investors, following its sale earlier this year.” The team raced at Suzuka and again in Sochi without great incident or result.

Will Caterham return to F1?

The Caterham F1 Team has announced that it will race at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after its crowd funding effort raised enough money for the team to run.

Is Porsche in F1?

After the Porsche engines were sacked by Footwork in favor of Cosworth DFRs, Porsche has not participated in Formula One since.

Where did Cyril from Renault go?

Cyril Abiteboul has joined motorsport engineering company Mecachrome as their motorsport advisor, five months after vacating his role as Team Principal of Renault’s Formula 1 operation.

What is a Caterham 7?

The Caterham 7 (or Caterham Seven) is a super-lightweight sports car produced by Caterham Cars in the United Kingdom. It is based on the Lotus Seven, a lightweight sports car sold in kit and factory-built form by Lotus Cars, from 1957 to 1972.

What happened to Lotus F1 team?

The team was sold back to Renault on 18 December 2015, The Lotus F1 Team name was officially dropped on 3 February 2016, and announced that they would compete as Renault Sport Formula One Team.

Why is Porsche not in F1?

Porsche doesn’t have an F1 car for several reasons, with the main one being that it doesn’t suit their values as a company, being too far away from road cars which are their priority. High costs are the other main reason they don’t have an F1 car, but they do participate in other motorsports.

Why did Renault quit F1?

Alonso had retired from the sport in 2018 when he cited a lack of on-track racing and predictability of results. The Renault boss Luca De Meo has reorganized the company in order to place a greater focus on key brands Renault, Dacia, Alpine and New Mobility.

What happened to Renault F1 principal?

Renault is still present in Formula 1, but as an engine provider to its rebranded team Alpine. Renault boss Luca De Meo decided to have not one, but ZERO team principal from this season onwards. Alpine CEO Laurent de Rossi explained the reasoning, also naming the ‘successors’ to Abiteboul.

When did Caterham F1 team move to Leafield?

Trulli and Kovalainen re-signed with the team, under its new guise of Caterham, for the 2012 season. On 18 January 2012, it was announced that the team would be moving to the Leafield Technical Centre in Leafield, Oxfordshire, the previous headquarters of both Arrows and Super Aguri F1 teams.

Which is the first Caterham F1 car to run KERS?

The Caterham CT01 was the first car the team had built to run KERS . On 17 February, the team announced that Vitaly Petrov would replace Trulli alongside Kovalainen for the 2012 season.

When did Caterham F1 team start crowdfunding?

In November 2014, after also missing the Brazilian Grand Prix, Caterham became the first F1 team ever to resort to crowdfunding, enabling it to race at the final Grand Prix for 2014 and take part in end of season testing both held in Abu Dhabi.

When did Caterham change their name to Lotus?

As Proton began legal proceedings against the team, Fernandes acquired Caterham Cars. In November 2011, the team applied to the Formula One commission to formally change their constructor name for the 2012 season from Lotus to Caterham, while Renault changed their name to Lotus.