Caterham F1 Factory in Leafield is to be sold


It was announced today that the former Caterham F1 Team and its Leafield Technical Headquarters is to be sold.

Caterham, which folded before the start of the 2015 season, moved to the Leafield factory back in 2012 from its factory in Hingham, Norfolk.

BNP Paribas Real Estate‘s Jonjo Lyles stated the following about the sale of the former Caterham factory at Leafield.

“With its mixture of property types the site lends itself to a number of different uses and will be of interest to a variety of potential occupiers,” said Lyles .

All of the team’s assets were put up for auction earlier this year. BNP Paribas Real Estate and Carter Jonas have been appointed by its receivers to sell the Leafield factory. The sellers are seeking offers in excess of £5.5 million.

Meanwhile, current Manor F1 Team driver Will Stevens is thinking about bidding for the steering wheel he used in last years Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, when he made his Formula 1 debut.

“I’ve actually thought it would be nice to have my steering wheel from my first Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi,” said Stevens.  “Clearly there is stuff there from what I’ve known over the past few years, and if there is anything I’d like to have it would be cool to have my steering wheel from that race to keep.

“I’m not sure it’s still around any more, and if it is I’m not sure how much it would even go for. I haven’t a clue.  But it would be nice to have something for the future which was from my first Grand Prix.”