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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CATERHAM F1 TEAM STATEMENT 22 October 2014

 
CATERHAM F1 TEAM STATEMENT

22 October 2014

On 29 June 2014, Caterham Enterprises Ltd, Caterham (UK) Ltd and Sheikh Mohamed Nasarudin (Seller) and their shareholders Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Bin Meranun entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Engavest SA (Buyer) with regards to 1Malaysia Racing Team Sdn Bhd/Caterham F1 Team.

Since the date of the Agreement, the Seller has refused to comply with its legal obligations to transfer their shares to the Buyer. The Buyer has been left in the invidious position of funding the team without having legal title to the team it had bought.  This is in total contradiction to the Seller’s press release of 3 October 2014 which stated that Mr Fernandes and his Caterham Group had no longer any connection with the Caterham F1 Team.

The administrators of Caterham Sports Limited have been appointed on behalf of Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (Exim), a creditor of Mr Fernandes and the Caterham Group.  The Buyer has no connection with Exim. Caterham Sports Ltd was a supplier company to the Caterham F1 Team.  Very regrettably, the administrators' appointment has had devastating effects on the F1 Team's activities.  Since their appointment, the administrators have released various press statements which have been severely detrimental to the management of the Caterham F1 team.

After three months of operating the Caterham F1 Team in good faith, the Buyer is now forced to explore all its options including the withdrawal of its management team. Lawyers have been instructed by the Buyer to bring all necessary claims against all parties, including Mr Fernandes who, as an owner, will run the F1 operation.


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Friday, October 17, 2014

FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - Race 31: 32 & 33 @ Hockenheim Germany (4.574 km) October 17 to19 full race videos

Broadcast schedule
The stream begins approximately ten minutes before the start of the race. - click link

local times

Hockenheim, Race 1 (18/10 10:25 hrs.)
Hockenheim, Race 2 (18/10 16:10 hrs.)
Hockenheim, Race 3 (19/10 11:05 hrs.)
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33rd race FIA F3 European Championship 2014


32nd race FIA F3 European Championship 2014


31st race FIA F3 European Championship 2014 



10th round Imola - Highlights
 https://twitter.com/fiaf3europe

FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - Race 28: 29 & 30 @ Imola Italy (4,909 km) October 10 to12

FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - 25th 26th & 27th races @ Nürburgring Germany (3,629 km km) August 15 to 17

FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - Race 22: 23 & 24 August 1 to 3 @ Spielberg (lap 4.326 km)

FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - 19th 20th & 21st races @ Moscow Raceway. Moscow. Russia (3.931 km) July 11 to 13 
FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - 16th 17th & 18th races @ Norisring Germany (Length 2,300 km) June 28 to 30
FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - 10th 11th & 12th races @ Hungaroring. Hungary (Length 4,381 km) May 30 to June 1)
 #F3 - 7th 8th & 9th race FIA F3 European Championship 2014 @ Pau (Length: 2,760 km) France videos (full race) 09 to 11/05/2014 
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Sunday 19 October

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Friday 17 October



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Caterham F1 Team - Q&A with Team Principal Manfredi Ravetto


Leafield Technical Centre, UK – 15 October 2014

We’ve just got back from the Russian Grand Prix, what did you think of it?
Manfredi Ravetto: Sochi was definitely the place to be: we enjoyed racing there and contributing to bring F1 to Russia; the event was fantastic, the atmosphere was breathtaking and the circuit is at the highest of standards.

Where does Caterham F1 Team stand today?
MR: Knowing that this team, under previous ownership, was due to stop racing before the British Grand Prix, we – the new management – are proud of having completed not only the European season but also the Asian season! This gives us confidence to approach the last three fly-away races in America and the Middle-East with an extra-boost: our performance is steadily improving and recent results plus our great qualifying performance in Sochi are putting us on a level the team has hardly shown previously.

We are on a high and we keep fighting day after day, even if there are a few negative comments or skepticism from some people who would be happy to see us failing: we can live with this, we have no problem at all; what we do is answer with facts, starting with the technical improvement of the car and stabilizing of the team's financial side – but we just want to remind everybody that we are those brave ones who try to firefight; we are not the ones who left the team in a critical status! I can tolerate misinterpretations on everything except this. And, by the way, we historically seem to be quite successful in contradicting the rumour mill...

There seems to be a need to clarify the reason of Kamui's retirement in Sochi…
MR: Actually, I was very surprised to hear Kamui referring to some mileage-saving instruction coming from the team's management: we saw via telemetry that there was a potential issue with the brakes and we decided to avoid any risks; Kamui officially confirmed this as well and I’d like to add that he had also asked us to change the previous set before qualifying because he felt some vibration. To be clear: yes, we instructed Kamui to retire because the safety of our drivers is our first concern! Regarding Kamui's comment, all I can say – and again, I’m answering with facts – is that the team has continuously made progress since the British Grand Prix, we've managed to qualify very well in the last two races, getting very close to Q2, and in Suzuka we repaired Kamui's heavily damaged car in time for the next session without any problems, so I cannot understand his comment.

What’s the team's position with regards to engine-freeze?
MR: We will answer when asked by the FIA.

What can we expect from the final three races of the season?
MR: We know there are still some bumpy roads ahead and we don’t expect an easy ride, but we will deal with each situation as it arrives. For avoidance of any doubt, I’d also like to add that Leafield remains the team’s base, even though it’s no secret that we are looking for a more suitable alternative. We look forward to the final three races of the season; we will keep fighting, we will keep improving and we will introduce some positive surprises: stay tuned!

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CaterhamF1 _SBL1133 Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. Marcus Ericsson, Caterham CT05 Renault. World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

#F1 #RussianGP #Sochi @SauberF1Team @Marussia_F1Team @CaterhamF1 @MercedesAMGF1 @McLarenF1 @clubforce @InsideFerrari @WilliamsRacing @Lotus_F1Team @ToroRossoSpy @redbullf1spy














"After a while in Sochi I began to wonder if it was just me and so I asked a few senior F1 figures – off the record – about their private feelings on the subject. Remember that teams are contracted to race and so go where they have to go, even if they don’t want to. “I think it is disgusting,” said one. “The sport should not be mixing with…” well, I’ll leave out the rest because Russian readers will not like hearing their leader described in such terms. Needless to say “blood on his hands” was a phrase included in the rant. Others wondered whether it was wise strategic thinking, given Putin’s reputation outside Russia at the moment."

note the Youtube video below is provided by Putin´s propaganda channel RT.com

Friday, October 10, 2014

FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - Race 28: 29 & 30 @ Imola Italy (4,909 km) October 10 to12 full race videos

Broadcast schedule
The stream begins approximately ten minutes before the start of the race. - click link

local times

Imola, Race 1 (11/10 11:00 hrs.)
Imola, Race 2 (12/10 10:10 hrs.)
Imola, Race 3 (12/10 16:00 hrs.)
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30th race FIA F3 European Championship 2014

29th race FIA F3 European Championship 2014

28th race FIA F3 European Championship 2014
9th round Nürburgring - Highlights

 https://twitter.com/fiaf3europe

FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - 25th 26th & 27th races @ Nürburgring Germany (3,629 km km) August 15 to 17

FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - Race 22: 23 & 24 August 1 to 3 @ Spielberg (lap 4.326 km)

FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - 19th 20th & 21st races @ Moscow Raceway. Moscow. Russia (3.931 km) July 11 to 13 
FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - 16th 17th & 18th races @ Norisring Germany (Length 2,300 km) June 28 to 30
FIA F3 European Championship 2014 - 10th 11th & 12th races @ Hungaroring. Hungary (Length 4,381 km) May 30 to June 1)
 #F3 - 7th 8th & 9th race FIA F3 European Championship 2014 @ Pau (Length: 2,760 km) France videos (full race) 09 to 11/05/2014 
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Sunday 12 October




Saturday 11 October




And the Starting grid for race 1
Several decisions from this and from the last race weekend at the Nürburgring influenced the starting grid of race 1 in ‪#‎imola‬...

30 Verstappen - drop of 10 positions as well as for race 2
11 Goddard - drop of 5 positions
19 Giovinazzi - drop of 3 positions
15 Szymkowiak - drop of 10 positions as well as for race 2 and 3


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Map of the #Baku European Grand Prix street circuit Azerbaijan for 2016



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European Grand Prix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jump to Baku (2016) - ). The European Grand Prix will be revived in 2016, with a race to be held on the streets of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.