Force India ordered to pay costs
Force India's legal battles continue as the team has been ordered to pay the £650,000 legal costs to Caterham and Mike Gascoyne.
The parties were involved in a dispute over intellectual property rights, with Force India claiming that Aerolab had used parts of their 2010 design on the 2011 Caterham car, then known as Team Lotus.
The matter was settled back in March with the High Court awarding Force India £21,000 in damages after ruling that parts of the car had been used.
However, the judge dismissed Force India's claims that their rivals had "systematically" copied the car.
On Friday, the latest ruling in the matter was handed down with the judge ordering Force India to cover all legal costs for Caterham technical chief Mike Gascoyne, who was exonerated in the March ruling.
Added to that, the team also has to cover the legal costs for the 1 Malaysia Racing Team, under which Team Lotus raced.
Force India, though, could yet appeal the ruling.
A team statement read: "In a curtailed hearing today at London's High Court, the ruling on Sahara Force India Formula One Team's application for permission to appeal was postponed with a further hearing expected in the coming weeks.
"The appeal relates to the 25,000 Euros of damages that Aerolab and Fondtech were ordered to pay Sahara Force India Formula One Team for misuse of confidential information.
"The interim costs payments awarded to Mr Gascoyne and 1 Malaysia Racing in today's ruling are more than covered by funds already provided by Sahara Force India Formula One Team as security for costs pending the outcome of the case."