Caterham owners approve funding for upgrades


Caterham F1 Team
11 July 2014 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Caterham's new owners have approved funding for a new development programme which it hopes will provide a major boost to the team.

The outfit hasn't added any major developments to its CT05 since the Spanish Grand Prix amid a lack of funding, but new owners - a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors - have approved the required budget to develop the car further.

Speaking to Autosport, newly-appointed team principal Christijan Albers said they are working on the upgrades which are expected to be ready for the Belgian Grand Prix in late-August.

"I want some upgrades, yes, and as soon as possible," said the former driver. "It won't be easy because they always cost a lot of money, but we are working on it now."

The team is hoping to score its first ever points and overtake rival Marussia in the championship to regain at least tenth in the standings otherwise it risks losing out on over £20 million ($34m) in prize money.

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