Yesterday, the rumour emerged that Caterham group of automotive and engineering companies, including U.K. sports car manufacturer Caterham Cars Ltd. and the Caterham Formula 1 Team would be up for sale.
Taking to Sky Sports F1, Abiteboul said that he does not think that Caterham is not a target for Haas who wants to put together a genuine American F1 team.
"I think they have a very strong opinion of how they want to do Formula 1. I don't think that we tick their boxes," Abiteboul said.
"I think everything is for sale in F1, so every team is looking for sponsors, for investors, so I think it's then just a notion of limits. But I can't really comment on the limitation. We've been talking to potential investors since I joined this team to be honest,” the Frenchman added.
|Marcus Ericsson, Caterham CT05-Renault. (Photo: WRi2)|
The three news teams (Marussia (Manor), Caterham (Team Lotus) and HRT (Campos) were granted entries in 2010 with the promise that F1 would adopt a £40 million cost cap.
Those plans didn't materialise, however, with Caterham team owner Tony Fernandes left frustrated by his team's inability to make progress against bigger-spending teams.