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Caterham F1 team allowed to run 2014 car next year // A potential buyer and a relief for 2015

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Caterham are continuing to cling to their Formula One dream, with administrator and one time team principal Finbarr O’Connell confirming they talked to interested parties in Abu Dhabi. Although facing some criticism for the crowdfunding that helped the team get to the final race of the year, O’Connell is happy with what they managed to do.

He says: “We are talking to a very serious party who, if we had not gone to Abu Dhabi, we would not be talking to. It justifies what we have done. We were blown over by how successful an idea it was, plus the enthusiasm it got.”

The F1 Commission have said that, in principal, they don’t object to Caterham running this year’s car for the 2015 season, hoping it would take the immediate pressure off any new investors. The World Motor Sport Council will confirm the decision this week, but O’Connell adds: “That is of interest to all the parties I’m talking to. It gives them a choice, an easier start to get into F1.”