View Full Version : Well, it's official

November 5th, 2012, 03:04 AM
Here (http://life.caterham.co.uk/news/telegram-from-caterham-hq-caterham-cars-announces-plan-to-develop-stunning-new-sportscar)

More Here (http://www.futurecaterham.com/)

November 5th, 2012, 10:14 PM
I bet it has cup holders...

November 6th, 2012, 03:29 PM
And now this: Tony Fernandes to step down as team principal of Caterham F1 (http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/104084)

November 7th, 2012, 08:59 AM
And now this: Tony Fernandes to step down as team principal of Caterham F1 (http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/104084)

Given their lack of improvement this year this is a good thing. They've been very disappointing - I for one expected at least a little more out of them. In recent races they've been having trouble going faster than the HRTs.

November 7th, 2012, 05:29 PM
I have driven a bunch of Peugeot and Renault cars in the 80s and always liked them. But these were plain vanillas.
Anyway, this move confuses me. A Caterham with a Renault diamond on the grille? Where is the Britishness here?

I am also wondering if they leave the eccentric Seven niche, Caterham will suddenly compete in a more consumer type market (see Paul's cup holder comment). An A/C will probably be on the list, too.
Not sure if that works but if they are successful and if the car is exciting, why not. As for the Sevens, I guess they will still last for some time but eventually it may not support Caterham any more and be cost cut or sold off. I believe that has happened before, for a fistful of GBP or so...

November 7th, 2012, 06:06 PM
I had a Lotus Europa with a Renault motor.... Ford twin-cam was a lot better;)