The Caterham F1 Team has started with its move to Leafield (United Kingdom) as their headquarters will be located there. The team is currently based in Hingham in the UK and will move to their new location where Caterham Cars, Caterham Composites and Caterham Technology and Innovation are based, which means their Formula 1 and GP2 team will be put under the same roof.
Team Principal Tony Fernandes said, “Work has now started at Leafield. More than 200 of the F1 team staff are making the move to Oxfordshire over the next few weeks and when we have finished the refurbishment, in late October 2012, we will have a facility that will put us on a par with the teams we are trying to catch in F1. Importantly, it will also give us the base we need to allow Caterham Group to achieve the impossible for many years to come.”
Technical Director Mark Smith also believes the move will make a difference for the team as he said: “In common with most of the current employees of the F1 team I have moved back nearer to our new base in Leafield and I am very excited about the future this gives us, not just for the F1 team but Caterham Group as a whole.”
“The Leafield site is perfect for our needs in F1, GP2 and all our interests in motorsport now and in the future and it also gives us the platform to expand into any industry that sees that we can provide new ideas and world-class performance.”
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