Thursday 20 November 2014
After a race against time in order to get the Caterham F1 Team, currently under administration, to Abu Dhabi for the final race of the 2014 Formula 1 season, the Team would like to take this opportunity to thank all sponsors, race partners, companies and fans who have made this possible – starting with Renault, Red Bull Technology, Pirelli, Dell, Total as well as the many companies and fans who have backed the Caterham F1 Team over the last ten days via the Crowdcube crowdfunding page.
Finbarr O’Connell, Caterham F1 Team administrator and Team Principal: “The amount of support and backing we have received since we were appointed as administrators of the Caterham F1 Team has been overwhelming, especially during the last ten days where we have managed to not only arrive in Abu Dhabi, but also set-up and get the cars ready to race. Before we get out on track we would therefore like to thank everyone for making this possible: important race partners such as Renault, Red Bull Technology, Pirelli, Dell and Total, who we highly depend on in order to race, have been very supportive of us and made it easier to believe that it was going to be possible to be here – thank you. And, of course, thanks also to the team members who are the ‘human engine’ of this team and who have never given up on it.
“Secondly, I’d also like to thank every company as well as every single fan that has backed us on our crowdfunding page – we were convinced it was the way to go but the amount of support we have received in such a short period of time has been a very pleasant surprise, and we are very happy that so many people out there agree with us and believe that this team deserves to be here racing in Abu Dhabi and have a future. A million thank yous. Now it’s time to go racing and I hope we have a solid weekend out on track – that would definitely be the best way to thank everyone one more time and to persuade one of those interested parties to make that final purchase decision.”