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Caterham vows to race on despite bailiff rumours

ESPN Staff
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Caterham says it will race at the Japanese Grand Prix despite speculation goods were seized from its Leafield base by bailiffs on October 1.

On Wednesday enforcement officers from The High Court's 'Sheriffs Office' published a list of goods it claimed belong to Caterham, including parts "due for Japan 2014", a 2013 test car and various pit lane equipment. The Sheriffs Office tweeted about the seizure later that evening.

But Caterham insists Wednesday's "uncontrolled" rumours were "unfounded and unsubstantiated" and that the visit was unrelated to the F1 team.

A team statement said: "There have been unfounded and unsubstantiated rumours concerning actions against 1MRT, the entrant and owner of CaterhamF1. An action was threatened yesterday against a supplier company to 1MRT. This company is not owned by 1MRT and it has no influence over the entry of CaterhamF1 or the entrant.

"Also contrary to uncontrolled rumours, all operations are currently in place at Leafield and the race team is doing its preparation in Japan."