He’s only been in the job for a couple of months, but Christijan Albers has resigned from his post as team principal for the Caterham F1 team. Albers stepped into the role as part of the reshuffle that occurred after new investors took over the running of the team. Advised by Colin Kolles, Albers was hoping to regain the form of Caterham after the outfit lost ground to backmarker rivals Marussia.
However, Albers has now said he has private reasons for stepping back from F1, including wanting to spend more time with his family. He said: “Over the past few months I’ve dedicated all my energy to ensure the takeover of the team would go as smoothly as possible… As such I worked tirelessly to reconstruct the team while, at the same time, making technical updates on the car. I wish the team all the best in the future.”
Manfredi Ravetto, who was second in command to Albers during the last few months, takes over the role with immediate effect. Ravetto thanked Christijan for his hard work and in turn, wishes him the best for the future too.
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References Caterham F1 Team, Christijan Albers, Lotus Racing, Manfredi Ravetto, Team Lotus
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