2014: The End of Caterham F1
The team once again replaced their drivers and started the season with Kamui Kobayashi & Marcus Ericsson. But this lineup didn’t finish the season as Ericsson ended his contract with Caterham F1 before the last race of 2014, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and was replaced by Will Stevens. For one race, Kobayashi was replaced by Andre Lotterer for the Belgian Grand Prix.
The shuffling of drivers foreshadowed the pending doom of Caterham F1.
During the summer of 2014 the team was purchased by a consortium of investors. On October 21, 2014 the team entered administration and Bernie Ecclestone gave Caterham F1 a break to miss the U.S. and Brazilian GPs so the team could find a buyer.
Caterham F1 set a new standard by becoming using crowdfunding to the get the coin together for the final race of the season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It was the team’s final race.
In 2014 they once again finished last (11th) in the Constructors’ Championship and Ericsson had the squad’s best showing with a 11th place finish at the Monaco Grand Prix.