Giedo van der Garde promoted to second driver for Caterham
February 1, 2013
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2012 test driver Giedo van der Garde has been promoted to a race seat for 2013 by Caterham.
After the departure of Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov, there was a huge roster of drivers looking to take one of the last remaining seats before the 2013 season started. It was believed that Adrian Sutil, Jaime Alguersuari, Bruno Senna and Luiz Razia were all in contention.
However, the team has made the decision to promote their test driver to join Charles Pic.
Van der Garde won two races in the 2012 GP2 championship, and previously finished 3rd in the 2011 GP2 Asia Series. He has also won the 2008 Formula Renault 3.5 championship. It is unknown whether the Dutch driver brings sponsorship to the backmarker team.