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vd Garde to get Friday run in Japan?

Giedo van der Garde may be in line for a second FP1 outing of the year, amid rumours that he may step in for Heikki Kovalainen at Suzuka.
There are rumours suggesting that Giedo van der Garde will replace Heikki Kovalainen at the wheel of the #20 Caterham during first free practice at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Although there has been no official confirmation from Caterham, paddock sources insist that the switch will happen, with GP2 Series racewinner van der Garde getting a second opportunity to measure himself against the rest of the F1 field when the action kicks off at Suzuka on Friday. The Dutchman is the team's official reserve this season and took its feeder series team to two wins, including in the final round of the year in Singapore a couple of weekends ago.

With backing from Dutch fashion house McGregor, van de Garde's name will almost certainly crop up in connection with vacancies towards the back of the grid next season, and could even be in line for a race seat at Caterham should either Kovalainen or Vitaly Petrov move on. The Finn, is more widely believed to be staying put, has been mentioned in connection with possible openings at both Ferrari and McLaren in recent weeks, while Petrov's manager continues to claim that her charge may find more gainful employment outside the top flight, despite this week being mentioned in the same breath as Sergio Perez's recently vacated seat at Sauber.

van der Garde, who used this summer's Caterham demo in Rotterdam to propose to his girlfriend, was linked to the Williams team during the winter, before finally singing his reserve deal with Tony Fernandes' squad.




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21.09.2012 - Free Practice 1, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Caterham F1 Team CT01
08.09.2012- Free Practice 3, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Caterham F1 Team CT01
Giedo Van der Garde (NED, Caterham Racing) celebrates his Singapore sprint race victory on the podium. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley)
22.03.2012- Giedo Van der Garde (NED), Test Driver, Caterham F1 Team CT01
13.04.2012 - Free Practice 1, Giedo Van der Garde (NED), Test Driver,  Caterham Racing
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24.08.2014- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 and Andre Lotterer (GER), Caterham F1 Team
24.08.2014- Race, Andre Lotterer (GER), Caterham F1 Team
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24.08.2014- Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03 and Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Caterham F1 Team CT-04
23.08.2014- Qualifying, Andre Lotterer (GER), Caterham F1 Team
23.08.2014- Qualifying, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Caterham F1 Team CT-04
23.08.2014- Free Practice 3, Andre Lotterer (GER), Caterham F1 Team
23.08.2014- Free Practice 3, Andre Lotterer (GER), Caterham F1 Team
23.08.2014- Free Practice 3, Andre Lotterer (GER), Caterham F1 Team
23.08.2014- Free Practice 3, Andre Lotterer (GER), Caterham F1 Team

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October 03, 2012 3:33 PM

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