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Caterham reveal team plans to move to Oxfordshire

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by James Chant, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. James Chant

    James Chant
    Premium Member

    Caterham reveal team plans to move to Oxfordshire

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    Image: BBC

    Caterham have announced they are moving their base from Norfolk to Leafield in Oxfordshire.
    The team, who raced in 2010-11 as Lotus, plan to make the move in August and bring the F1 team and niche sportscar company under one roof.
    Team owner Tony Fernandes said the move would "give us the best chance to meet our goals on and off the track".
    They are moving into the factory previously used by Arrows, which ceased after financial difficulties in 2002.
    It was also the base of the TWR engineering group, whose founder Tom Walkinshaw, a major figure in motorsport, died in 2010.
    Caterham's current base in Hingham, Norfolk, will be retained as the permanent base of the Caterham Composites company, which provides high-tech engineering support for clients in a number of industries alongside motorsport, including yachting.

    bbc.co.uk/f1
     
  2. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Damn! Just as my sales area at work is changing.
    My company already does shipments for Lotus (Renault) and Virgin.
     
  3. Well thats great news for me because I live in Oxford:D
     
  4. I wish i lived near an F1 factory, i would have loved to maybe one day go in and look at the high tech place (obviously staying out of the secret area).
     
  5. I have been to the Williams factory (around 2006/2007). It was amazing to see what went on and how things was done. Plus to see the old f1 and touring cars was just a dream to me.
     
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  6. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Do they move to Seafield? Larger basins for the Dolphin? Makes sense :)
     
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  7. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Can you just show up?
     
  8. James Chant

    James Chant
    Premium Member

    We all know your thoughts on secrets at the moment... ! :p
     
  9. And some people have no thoughts but rather stay as a sheep :)
    In order to create a fake sense of comfort when in reality there is no such thing.
     
  10. James Chant

    James Chant
    Premium Member

    Yeah, just to confuse people, ex Team Lotus (Caterham) are moving closer to old team Renault (now Lotus).:confused: