The Caterham F1 team has confirmed its long-awaited plans to relocate to the Leafield Technology Centre (pictured), formerly the homes of the now-defunct Arrows and Super Aguri Formula 1 teams.
Since the Malaysian team debuted in February, the outfit – known formerly as Lotus Racing and then Team Lotus – has been based at Hingham, Norfolk.
But the expansion of the operation to include road car production under its Caterham umbrella means that the team will quickly outgrow its current home.
A media statement issued overnight confirmed that the Tony Fernandes-owned operation would be bringing in the removalist trucks later this year.
“It became clear that we needed to house the car company in the same facility as our racing operations, to give us the best chance to meet our future goals on and off track,” Fernandes said in a team media release.
He did add that the Hingham base would still be used, but now as the headquarters for Caterham’s composites department.
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