Caterham says it is keen to bring in at least one experienced driver for the 2014 F1 season, with the team admitting it was 'flattering' be be linked with Kamui Kobayashi after more rumours emerged that the Japanese driver will make a comeback with the Leafield-based outfit this year.

With Marussia having confirmed the re-signing of Max Chilton over the course of the weekend, Caterham are the only team on the grid still to have a vacancy for the upcoming campaign, with both of its seats still to be filled.

Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde are both in contention to stay on for another season, while Heikki Kovalainen, Marcus Ericsson and Kobayashi have all been mooted as possible options in recent months.

"I think you could guess that we would need to have at least one experienced driver in the car this year," a spokesman told Sky Sports. "It's particularly important with the new rules and the new car configuration that you have somebody who has some experience. Again, it's flattering that a team of our size and stature is being linked with experienced drivers and I think that's more than likely to be something that we will see.

"There are lots of drivers being linked with Caterham at the moment which is very good news for us and I think it's flattering that somebody of Kamui's experience, talent and popularity would be linked to our team.

"We will be making an announcement on drivers in due course and there are a number of drivers of Kamui's experience who are being considered."



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