Caterham signs Friday driver van der Garde

Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde’s has been signed as Caterham’s official reserve driver for the 2012 season. A media statement said the Dutch GP2 driver will also run in a number of Friday morning practice sessions across the season.

“I’d like to thank (sponsor) McGregor and everybody who has supported me in my career and for helping me take this next exciting step,” the 26-year-old commented.

Caterham’s race drivers are Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli, although there remains speculation the team is waiting to see if Renault refugee Vitaly Petrov’s sponsors buy out Italian veteran Trulli’s contract.

Source:GMM