Caterham has announced that Kamui Kobayashi will drive for the team when it returns at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Having entered administration ahead of the United States Grand Prix, a crowdfunding initiative has seen Caterham raise enough funds to take part in the final race of the season. While Marcus Ericsson severed all ties with the team and both he and Andre Lotterer turned down the seat, Kobayashi will retain his seat due to regulations which prevent teams from running more than four drivers in one season.

With Lotterer having replaced Kobayashi for the Belgian Grand Prix, the team has already used three race drivers and therefore Ericsson's replacement - expected to be announced on Monday - will take it up to the limit of four.

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"I am happy to be racing with the team in Abu Dhabi, Kobayashi said. "It hasn't been an easy last few weeks, so it will be nice to be back to in the car and work together with the Caterham F1 team members. I would like to thank the fans for supporting the team like they have.

"This team is working hard and never gives up. We deserve to be racing in Abu Dhabi and I am very glad we can race again thanks to the crowdfunding Project. Now it is our turn to show what we can do - we will all try our best during the weekend ahead and hopefully we can end the season with a positive result for the future of this team."

Finbarr O'Connell of Smith & Williamson, joint administrator of Caterham Sports Limited, said Kobayashi's presence would help the team raise even more awareness.

"The team are delighted to have Kamui on board for the race weekend in Abu Dhabi," O'Connell said. "The Team commented that Kamui is a highly talented racing driver and he should be in a race car - that's where he belongs. After the recent period of uncertainty for CaterhamF1, the Team are delighted, as part of its Restructuring Plan, to be able to showcase the cars again and what better way than with world renowned drivers like Kamui."