Van der Garde very confident of securing F1 seat for 2014 season

12 December, 2013

Giedo van der Garde

Giedo van der Garde

Giedo van der Garde appears very confident that he will be on the Formula 1 grid next March when the 2014 season kicks off in Melbourne.

The Dutchman has emerged as a strong player at the tail-end of the 2014 ‘silly season’, with his wealthy backer Marcel Boekhoorn last week insisting that things “will work out” for the 28-year-old.

Van der Garde made his Formula 1 debut for Caterham this year, but he has also been linked with Force India, where the Dutch businessman Michiel Mol is a shareholder.

Dutch television RTL7 now reports that Sauber is also an option.

Asked about the Swiss team, van der Garde answered: “We are working on three teams: [Sauber], Force India and Caterham.

“I hope we have good news within the next two or three weeks,” he added.

Asked about the progress of the negotiations, van der Garde answered: “Good. Very good.” (GMM)

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  • captain tortuga

    Well, if SFI is set to announce its second driver today, and vdGarde says he will have news in two three weeks, then it seems to be between to teams. Sauber and CTH. I hope to see Guido in the Sauber, that would be great!

  • McLarenfan

    Judging by the way Giedo drove at the end of the season I think he took time to learn at a steady pace then started to push once he had the right feed back from the car I see him having potential to claw his way forwards given the right car.

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