Van der Garde to get first Sauber run in Bahrain
22 January 2014 – Giedo van der Garde will get his maiden run with Sauber during first practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The former Caterham driver, speaking to GPUpdate.net, says he expects to be given plenty of opportunities this season, with the Hinwil-based team planning to use him during official tests and Friday practice sessions.
"We are still in discussions about that, but it is certain that I will get plenty of action," said van der Garde. "I will do some testing and will get plenty of Friday sessions. My first time will be the first practice session in Bahrain."
Van der Garde will provide back up to Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez throughout the 2014 campaign.