Caterham & Marussia Added to 2015 Formula One Entry List
By iSportconnect | November 6, 2014
Caterham and Marussia have been included onto the entry list for the 2015 Formula One season despite entering into administration.
Both F1 teams went into administration last month which left the recent US Grand Prix with only nine teams and 18 cars on the grid.
Caterham have re-entered under the company name of 1Malaysia Racing Team, which owns the team’s F1 rights and Marussia will be re-branded as Manor F1 Team if they return, as unlike Caterham, their entry has been marked as ‘subject to confirmation’.
The teams have also been given special dispensation to miss this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix as they continue to seek new investors and ensure a future in the sport.
Finbarr O’Connell, one of Caterham’s co-administrators representing Smith & Williamson: “With a team having an entry in the championship it makes them a far more viable proposition for us to do a deal.
“It’s absolutely essential. We’ve explained to the FIA and FOM (Formula One Management) we are looking for a new owner, but the paperwork for the entry has been done. We’re hoping the new owner will then pick up things like the fees and … finalise the 2015 design.
“I’m hoping when the sport is in Abu Dhabi we will have finalised a deal before then, or at that point. I’m very, very hopeful the team will be in Abu Dhabi. We are making arrangements to go to Abu Dhabi as we speak.”