Caterham denies reports of Friday driver announcement
8 November 2012 – Caterham has told GPUpdate.net that its Formula 1 team will be making no 2013 driver announcements on Friday, dispelling widespread claims in the press. The latest gossip is that Giedo van der Garde is on the verge of being signed.
The Leafield-based team is the subject in several cases of hearsay, not least that Team Principal Tony Fernandes will be stepping down from that position at the end of 2012. Any official confirmation is yet to be issued.
“We are not making any announcements tomorrow,” a team spokesperson told GPUpdate.net. “We will make announcements on our driver line-up in due course.”
When directly contacted by GPUpdate.net on Thursday morning, van der Garde chose not to comment on the matter. Currently racing for Caterham are Heikki Kovalainen, since the team’s inception in 2010, and Vitaly Petrov who joined this season.