Pic signs multi-year deal with Caterham
23 November 2012 – Charles Pic has been officially revealed as one of Caterham's full-time drivers for the 2013 Formula 1 campaign, with the Frenchman signing a multi-year agreement. The 22-year-old's future team-mate is yet to be confirmed.
Having made his Formula 1 debut with Maruissa this year, Pic immediately impressed alongside experience team-mate Timo Glock. Although the latter currently holds the team's personal best result of 12th, Pic has been a match for the German throughout the season - leading Caterham to secure his services.
"I would like to thank Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun for the roles they have played in helping make this dream come true. I am very excited about starting my second year in F1 with a team that has so much potential.
"Caterham F1 Team has everything in place to help it move into a position to fight with a number of teams ahead," he added. "I know how determined the team is to keep progressing and I am looking forward to playing my part in helping them move up the grid."
Pic's move paves the way for Marussia reserve Max Chilton to be promoted to a race seat next year, with the latter winning races for the squad's GP2 team this season.