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Caterham signs Pic for 2013

Engine partner Renault was also happy to see French talent being added to the line-up, the second half of which remains clouded by the uncertainty surrounding current pilots Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov, both of whom could lose out to well-funded reserve Giedo van der Garde for 2013.

“We are always motivated to see promising drivers in our partner teams and Charles is no exception," Renault Sport MD Jean-François Caubet added, "Additionally, France remains the largest Renault market and having another young, dynamic French driver join the Renault 'stable' will give us further branding, marketing and PR opportunities, both for our F1 involvement and road car range in France and the rest of Europe. We look forward to working with him closely over the coming years.”

Pic will contest his last grand prix for Marussia in Brazil this weekend. He is widely expected to be replaced by Britain's Max Chilton, who has tested with the Banbury-based team on several occasions in the past year.




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Giedo van der Garde (NED) Caterham CT01 Third Driver. 06.11.2012. Formula 1 Young Drivers Test, Day 1, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
17.11.2012 - Free Practice 3, Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Caterham F1 Team CT01
Free Practice 3: Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Caterham F1 Team CT01
17.11.2012 - Qualifying, Charles Pic (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR01
13.10.2012- Free Practice 3, Charles Pic (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR01
17.11.2012 - Charles Pic (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR01
22.11.2012- Steering wheel, Caterham F1 Team CT01
27.07.2014- Race, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Caterham F1 Team CT-04 retires from the race
27.07.2014- Race, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03 leads Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22 and Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Caterham F1 Team CT-04
27.07.2014- Race, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Caterham F1 Team CT-04 leads Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
27.07.2014- Race, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22 and Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Caterham F1 Team CT-04
27.07.2014- Race, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Caterham F1 Team CT-04
27.07.2014- Race, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Caterham F1 Team CT-04
27.07.2014- Race, Crash, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Caterham F1 Team CT-04
27.07.2014- Race, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Caterham F1 Team CT-04 and Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22
27.07.2014- Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Caterham F1 Team CT-04 and Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22
27.07.2014- Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 and Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Caterham F1 Team CT-04
27.07.2014- Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Caterham F1 Team CT-04

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Booboo - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 11:59 AM

Both will probably go Richard, and I agree it would be nice to see Kov at FI. Well there it goes, F1 has officially become a chequebook business. A driver like Kov and Kobyashi (who has podiumed this yr) getting chucked out in favor of spoiled little rich kids who are sh*t drivers. If Chilton gets the Marussia seat next year I will stop watching F1 altogether.

richard

November 23, 2012 11:54 AM

i wonder who wll be shown the door at caterham? kovi or petrov? petrov has run out of sponsors, and kovi does not bring sponsors. if kovi goes, i would like to see him get the seat in fore india. he deserves far better than caterham.



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