Hot on the heels of announcing Nathanael Berthon as the first member of its 'new' Development Driver Programme, Caterham has revealed that the Frenchman will be joined be Italy's Kevin Giovesi.

The sometime GP2 midfielder is currently in his second season racing in the Auto GP series, and currently lies fourth in 2014 championship with Eurotech Engineering.

He joins GP2 regular Berthon on the development programme, which is designed to gives up-and-coming drivers the opportunity to embed themselves in the F1 team's operations both at its Leafield Technical Centre and on track, gaining valuable experience of working with F1 engineers and current F1 technology via the virtual environment of the team's 'driver-in-the-loop' simulator.

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Caterham is currently in a state of flux following the pre-Silverstone takeover by a group of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors, and has already seen erstwhile reserve and development driver Alexander Rossi leave the team. The Leafield operation also had a number of younger drivers on its books, including reigning McLaren Autosport BRDC driver of the year Matt Parry, but admits that it needs to evaluate members of the development squad on more than one front.

"We know we need performance and also, of course, with a team as Caterham F1, we also always need a little bit of budget," new team principal Christijan Albers conceded in Friday's press conference at Hockenheim.