Giedo Van Der Garde
Jan 21

F1: Van Der Garde Takes On Test Role For Sauber

Giedo Van Der Garde during practice for the F1 Australian GP in Melbourne on March 16, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Giedo van der Garde stands by during practice for the Australian GP on March 16, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Giedo van der Garde has joined Sauber as test and reserve driver, and the Dutchman has been guaranteed some Friday sessions and in-season tests as part of the deal.

Van der Garde was not able to conclude a deal to race for Caterham, presumably for commercial reasons.

Dec 14

F1: Gutierrez Hopes To Stay At Sauber, May Lose Seat To Van Der Garde

Esteban Gutierrez hopes to stay at Sauber in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Esteban Gutierrez hopes to stay at Sauber in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Esteban Gutierrez says his “priority” is to stay at Sauber in 2014, even though the Mexican does not appear first in line for a seat with the Swiss team.

Despite its financial troubles this season, Sauber’s two vacancies would appear the most attractive of the few remaining places on the 2014 grid.

Aug 19

Caterham targets early call over 2014 drivers

Giedo Van Der Garde (left) and Charles Pic (right) current Caterham team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Giedo Van Der Garde (left) and Charles Pic (right) current Caterham team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Caterham has promised to make an early call over its 2014 driver lineup.

Regarding the current lineup, the team announced at last season’s Brazil finale that Charles Pic would be driving a green car in 2013.

And Giedo van der Garde was only unveiled as Frenchman Pic’s teammate in February this year — mere weeks before the championship began.

When asked about the 2014 lineup, boss Cyril Abiteboul told Brazil’s Totalrace: “We would like to decide earlier than we did this year.

“In a way, that it took so long (for 2013) did hurt us. And next year the understanding between team and driver will be so important with the new power unit.

“So we want to make sure we make the decision as early as possible so that we can learn everything that can be learned before the first test.

“We would like it to be set in September or October,” Abiteboul added.

Rookie Dutchman van der Garde’s place at Caterham is considered in doubt due to his performance in 2013 so far.

He told Telegraaf newspaper: “Important progression for any rookie is difficult at first, and now I’ve experienced it first-hand this season.

“But I’m sure that the trend for the last races will be upwards.

“It is still too early to talk about next year and all the rumors,” van der Garde insisted.