Team boss Cyril Abiteboul : "I think at a certain point at the end of last season, maybe there was not the sort of trust and confidence and respect"
Feb.12 (GMM) Caterham has left open the door for "a different project" with ousted number 1 race driver Heikki Kovalainen.
Team boss Cyril Abiteboul admitted that, while bringing in a pay-driver was another consideration, Finn Kovalainen's relationship with Caterham soured after their three years together.
"It's like with your girlfriend or wife -- sometimes when you disappoint too much, you know the relationship is just ... broken," added Abiteboul.
Nonetheless, Abiteboul said it is possible Kovalainen, 31, will continue to work with Caterham in another capacity.
"We continue to have discussions with Heikki to see if a different project could be possible," he said.
"Let's be honest: we'd be keen to keep experience in our lineup. That's something we'd both be interested in under the right conditions."