Van der Garde optimistic for Belgian GP
20 August 2013 – Giedo van der Garde is approaching this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix in a positive frame of mind, having recorded his best result of the season in Hungary last time out.
The Caterham driver, who finished 14th in the final race before the summer break, reiterated that although the gap to the midfield teams is "getting too big" to pose a realistic challenge, Spa-Francorchamps has the ability to produce mixed up results.
"I think we have a good chance of doing something nice at Spa," van der Garde, who attended the VKV City Racing Rotterdam last weekend, explained to GPUpdate.net. "Our last race in Budapest was a good one, we had quite a decent pace there.
"The gap to the teams in front is getting too big, but at Spa you never know. It could be raining at one moment and be dry the next. I think this could be a good weekend."
Spa-Francorchamps serves as van der Garde's adopted home race, with his birth town of Rhenen, the Netherlands, just over 100 miles away from the Belgian track.