The Caterham Group has moved to address rumors that it is for sale – while conceding that fresh investment would be welcome.
Gene Haas has been linked with a potential purchase of the F1 subsidiary.
F1 could axe Friday morning practice sessions next year, as teams consider how to cut costs in the absence of a mandatory budget cap.
Although keenly supported by the small teams, and championed by FIA president Jean Todt, the 2015 budget cap was vetoed by the powerful ‘Strategy Group’ teams including grandees Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes.
The Renault engines endured mixed fortunes on Friday in Australia as the French manufacturer showed that it is working its way out of its problems.
While RBR and Toro Rosso had relatively troublefree days, both Caterham and Lotus faced huge problems, although not all were entirely due to the power unit. However the mileage achieved by the other teams was a big plus.