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van der Garde to Goodwood Revival

Sauber F1 reserve Giedo van der Garde will make his Goodwood Revival debut later this season.

The event may still be a few months away, but Sauber F1 test driver Giedo van der Garde has confirmed that he will make his Goodwood Revival debut this year.

The Dutchman, who raced for Caterham in the top flight last season before switching camps to take up the reserve role at Sauber for 2014, has been a regular visitor to Goodwood's sister event, appearing at the Festival of Speed in 2012 and 2013, but has now revealed that he will share an AC Cobra with regular Revival frontrunner David Hart in the RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration Race for closed-cockpit cars of 1960-64 vintage.

Between now and then, van der Garde will hope to have made a few more Friday free practice appearances for Sauber, having driven on a couple of occasions so far in 2014, as he looks to return to a full-time race seat next year.

Meanwhile, Hart, who owns the Cobra, returns to Goodwood with unfinished business to attend to. Not only is he racing the Cobra, he is also driving a Lola T70 Spyder in the Whitsun Trophy for monstrous sports-racing prototypes synonymous with the early days of Can-Am.

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May 18, 2014 3:54 PM

I agree GvdG did enough to keep a seat. Not enough of them. Here's a cornball solution that should be up Bernie's alley: Have the mfg's on the F1 Strategy committee field a 3rd car and put in the top 5-6 from GP2 (last event or points) in the seats. Add them to the field or have top 2 out of 3 cars on those teams qualifying in.


May 18, 2014 12:52 PM

I understand why he didn't want to bring another bunch of millions to drive around at the back for another year at Caterham, but sadly apparently a Sauber 3rd driver seat was the 'best' alternative. And then the car turns out to be an absolute dog at that... Shame really, I thought he did well enough last year especially towards the end to have a shot at a half decent seat somehow (at Williams for instance with the McGregor connection) but seems like it's over now and he'll have the typical carreer for a Dutch guy in F1....sigh. Hopefully some team out there will finally give Frijns a car he deserves instead of promoting guys with less stellar CVs just because they bring more coin (all the teams from the last 2/3s of the grid) or have been part of a particular development program (I'm looking at you, Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes via FI and Ferrari via Marussia).

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