F1: Administrator expects Caterham to race in Abu Dhabi

Caterham Formula 1 team administrators expect the small squadron to be in a position to compete in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after missing races in Austin and Sao Paolo, they said on Wednesday.

"We are now extremely hopeful that we will be going to Abu Dhabi," Finbarr O'Connell told news agency Reuters.

"I think I've got enough confidence now to say I'd be very surprised if we were not racing in Abu Dhabi," he added in a telephone conversation.

"I'm now really hopeful for the future of the team."

Both teams in administration, Caterham and Manor Grand Prix (a.k.a. Marussia), appear on the 2015 F1 entry list published yesterday by the FIA.

Finbarr O'Connell said the entry had been lodged without a fee being paid, with plenty of time before a November 30th deadline.

"We're trying to sell a racing team and clearly a new owner will want to be racing next season," O'Connell explained.

O'Connell hasn't said a word about the potential Caterham drivers for Abu Dhabi.

No tags for this post.