F1 News

Caterham vows to sue sacked F1 staff

Posted on by
Caterham logo
Caterham logo
Caterham logo

Caterham logo

Caterham has hit back after it emerged sacked staff are moving to sue the backmarker team's new management.

Earlier in July, following founder Tony Fernandes' sale of the green-coloured team to mysterious Swiss-Middle Eastern investors, new bosses Colin Kolles and Christijan Albers ousted about 40 of Caterham's Leafield-based workforce.

Caterham announced at the time that it was a "necessary step" for the "future of the team".

But a lawyer representing the workers announced during the Hungarian grand prix weekend that the sackings were "without warning or consultation".

Solicitor Christopher Felton alleged Caterham breached employment laws and contracts, announcing it will "result in significant compensation claims against the team".

But Caterham hit back on Tuesday by saying it read the reports of the legal action "with great concern".

"The team is now taking legal action ... seeking compensation for the damages suffered by the team due to the gross misrepresentation of the facts made by all those concerned," the team said in a media statement.

Caterham said the staff were only ever employed through a third party, insisting it is "wholly untrue" they were not paid in July.

Book discounted tickets and reservate your hotel room in our F1 Tickets Shop.

Please share this article & subscribe to our FREE weekly F1 Newsletter


Latest F1 News posts:

See older posts in our F1 News Archive »

Stay Updated by F1-Fansite!

Each subscriber has a change to win one of our
2017 F1-Fansite.com Photo Calendars!.
Buy F1 MerchandiseBuy F1 Merchandise of your favourite driver or team.

Early Booking Discounts on F1 Tickets

Buy F1 tickets cheaper at F1-Fansite.com 2016 Formula 1 Season Early Booking Discounts are:
F1 Grand Prix

Book F1 Tickets Mexican F1 GP Mexico '16Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Brazilian F1 GP Brazil '16Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Abu Dhabi F1 GP Abu Dhabi '16Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Australian F1 GP Australia '17AvialableBook Now
Book F1 Tickets China F1 GP China '1710% discountBook Now
Book F1 Tickets Spanish F1 GP Spain '1720% discountBook Now
Book F1 Tickets Monaco F1 GP Monaco '17AvailableBook Now
Book F1 Tickets Austrian F1 GP Austria '1720% discountBook Now
Book F1 Tickets British F1 GP UK '17AvailableBook Now
Book F1 Tickets Hungarian F1 GP Hungary '1720% discountBook Now
Book F1 Tickets Belgian F1 GP Belgium '1725% discountBook Now


Will Hulkenberg deliver the 'giant leap" for Renault?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
F1 Polls