Robin Frijns has officially parted company with the Caterham F1 Team, with his contract having expired on Monday.

Frijns was reserve driver at Caterham having been named as part of the line-up alongside Marcus Ericsson and Kamui Kobayashi back in January. However, a lack of funding hurt his chances of racing, with his track time limited to two FP1 runs and some test appearances as first Andre Lotterer and then Will Stevens raced for the team later in the year as financial issues hit, with Caterham still in administration.

With Roberto Merhi also running in FP1 sessions, Frijns has already been looking elsewhere for opportunities and took part in a BMW DTM test at Jerez earlier this month but has now thanked Caterham after officially leaving the team.

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"I'd like to say thank you and goodbye to all the people at Caterham, whom I have worked with over the past 12 months," Frijns said. "I keep my fingers crossed that there will be a future for the team in Formula 1 in 2015 and beyond.

"Especially I'd like to thank former Team Principal Cyril Abiteboul whom I consider to be mainly responsible for giving me the chance to become a part of the team."

Frijns' management was keen to stress that there are no firm plans for next season despite the DTM test.

"Our partnership with Caterham expires today, since the team obviously hasn't exercised their option to extend the contract," his management said. "We cannot deny that the year has developed in a disappointing way after all, but we now have to focus on creating a better situation for next year. However, no decision about Robin's future has been made yet."