Formula 1's history is littered with the rise and fall of teams. In fact, whenever backmarkers struggle, it's often pointed out that only six per cent of the outfits that have existed are still racing today.
While emotions surrounding Caterham owe much to the fact that it's the most recent outfit to join the defunct tally, there's something extra that makes the team's demise much harder to accept. And it only hits home when you speak to those who put their heart and soul into it.
While few could ever have imagined teams like Andrea Moda, Life, Lola or HRT ever seriously establishing themselves in F1, Caterham's failure hurts more to those involved because it came so close to actually becoming something.