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Fernandes threatens to quit F1 if Caterham doesn't improve

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Tony Fernandes has warned he will pull the plug on Caterham if the team's results do not improve this season.

After four years in the sport, Fernandes' team has failed to score a point and last year finished at the bottom of the constructors' championship. The Malaysian team owner made clear he wants to see a significant improvement this year.

"If we are at the back, I don't think we're going to carry on," Fernandes was quoted by Reuters. "After five years and to get no points, there's a limit to everyone's patience, money etc.

"I think if we are going to every race and are not competing, two seconds behind everyone else, then we haven't made any progress. If we are not competing then we have got to seriously examine ourselves as to whether this makes sense."

However, Fernandes made clear that he was not expecting that to be the case.

"I am saying these things with the confidence that I think we will deliver," he said. "I would not be here otherwise. But I am also being real that if we don't...I don't think anyone in this office expects us to carry on being last. But we are fairly confident that we should see some progress.

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