Albers encouraged after first race at helm
7 July 2014 – Christijan Albers has spoken positively about his first weekend as CEO of the Caterham F1 Team, even though he was disappointed about the outfit's performance at the British Grand Prix.
The sale of the team to a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors was confirmed just days before the Silverstone event, and while it was no fairy tale start for Albers, with Marcus Ericsson retiring in the race and Kamui Kobayshi finishing 15th – his car compromised after he had to avoid Kimi Räikkönen's crashing Ferrari on the opening lap – he remained encouraged.
"We're obviously not happy with where we finished, but for my first weekend with the team I have to say it's been good," Albers confirmed.
"We're not even a week into this new chapter in the team's life but we've already seen just how hard everyone at the track and at the factory is prepared to work to push us forwards, and how determined we all are to achieve our targets this year.
"We obviously have a lot of work to do but we're prepared for the challenges ahead and we have another chance in two weeks time to make progress in Germany.
"We'll aim to do just that and, little by little, keep improving."