F1 » van der Garde not short of options

Giedo van der Garde hopes to remain in F1 next season, as his management talks to several alternatives to current employer Caterham.

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August 29, 2013 9:40 PM
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Yeah well much like his F1 carreer so far there have been highlights and low points.

As a karting Super A worldchampion and WSBR champion at least he has won championships, but he was a bit unlucky after he won the WSBR championship. He signed two 3rd driver roles with both Spyker and Super Aguri at the time, obviously not a smart move and in the end neither came to fruition, so he went to GP2.

GP2 is tough. If you're not in the right team at the right time it's bye bye F1 dream for most. His first year was actually quite good (1 feature race win, 2 sprint race wins, thrashed teammate) but it went wrong the 2nd year versus Perez. Perez was quicker most of the times and vdG had a faulty engine for 2 weekends. He got a new engine but two weekends points worth down the drain. The 3rd year started off well, but then Bianchi punted him off the track in consecutive races. 4th year he kind of mirrored the first year, but so far Alex Rossi hasn't shown more in the same team.

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