To say that there's been some instability at the Caterham F1 team lately would be a gross understatement. Caterham owner Tony Fernandes sold the team a couple of months ago, its team principal Cyril Abiteboul left for Renault, and a consortium of investors took over. They named former F1 driver Christijan Albers as team principal, supported by former HRT exec Manfredi Ravetto and advised by veteran strategist Colin Kolles. All the while it's been switching drivers back and forth, briefly replacing Kamui Kobayashi with three-time Le Mans winner André Lotterer before bringing Kobayashi back. And now it's switching team principals again.

Although it's unclear whether Albers saw his transitionary mission as complete or if there was some clash with his financial backers, the retired Dutch driver has reportedly stepped aside. In his place, rather than have Colin Kolles (who himself is reportedly working on starting his own team) calling the shots, the team has promoted Ravetto to team principal, with Kolles apparently serving as technical director.

Whether the reconfigured leadership can improve the team's fortunes remains to be seen, but one thing's for sure: there's only one way for Caterham to go, and that's up. In five seasons on the grid (previously under the Lotus banner before that naming dispute was resolved), the team currently known as Caterham (though who knows for how much longer) has utterly failed to distinguish itself. It has yet to take a podium finish (let alone a race win), rack up a pole or fastest lap or even score a single championship point, finishing in tenth or eleventh place in every season in which it has competed thus far.


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