Caterham drivers not sure of 2014 race seats
2 October, 2013
Caterham’s current race drivers have admitted to not being sure if they will stay with the team beyond 2013.
Team figures have hinted throughout Caterham’s difficult season so far that signing two sponsored drivers might have been a mistake, even though supremo Tony Fernandes insists that both Giedo van der Garde and Charles Pic have improved.
The Malaysian entrepreneur has also admitted, however, that bringing the highly-rated Heikki Kovalainen back into the lineup for 2014 is a possibility.
It was believed that Frenchman Pic’s form and contract made him the more likely to stay next year, but he has now told Italiaracing magazine: “Honestly, I still don’t know what I will do [in 2014].
“I think it is logical to suppose that I will have a second year at Caterham, but in Formula 1 situations can change so quickly that it’s difficult to say right now where I will be,” added Pic.
Dutchman van der Garde, meanwhile, is quoted by the Dutch website autosport.nu: “My management is in talks with several teams, including Caterham.” (GMM)
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