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Caterham hopes to race in Abu Dhabi

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The administrator of Caterham expects the team to be in a position to race at the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

Caterham missed the United States Grand Prix and will be absent from the race in Brazil this weekend having entered administration in October, five days before rivals Marussia suffered a similar fate. On Wednesday, Caterham's team name was included on the FIA's provisional entry list for 2015.

Speaking about the end of this season Finbarr O'Connell, Caterham's administrator, told Reuters: "We are now extremely hopeful that we will be going to Abu Dhabi. I think I've got enough confidence now to say I'd be very surprised if we were not racing in Abu Dhabi. I'm now really hopeful for the future of the team."

O'Connell also told the news agency he has been struck by the commitment of employees who have continued working for free at Caterham's Leafield factory to ensure the team is ready to race, calling them "a phenomenal team of people."

Caterham's entry on the 2015 list was under the name of 1Malaysian Racing Team, whose ownership is currently unclear. O'Connell told Reuters the entry had been made without a fee being paid - the deadline for this being November 30 - but said "we are trying to sell a racing team and clearly a new owner will want to be racing next season."

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