Van der Garde to take part in Goodwood Revival
16 May 2014 – Sauber reserve Giedo van der Garde is to make his debut at the Goodwood Revival later in the year.
Van der Garde raced for Caterham in Formula 1 last season but moved to a test role with Sauber for 2014. He sampled the C33 in practice at the Spanish Grand Prix and returned to action during the in-season test.
The Dutchman will share an AC Cobra with David Hart during the RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration Race for closed-cockpit cars of 1960-64 vintage. The event takes place on the estate grounds from September 12-14.
"I've heard so much about the Goodwood Revival from friends and fellow racing drivers, but never been able to make it myself," said van der Garde, who has driven at the Festival of Speed for the past two years.
"To have the opportunity not only to come to such a world-renowned event, but also to race an iconic sportscar – the AC Cobra – with a good friend of mine, was too good an opportunity to miss. You can't slide a modern Formula 1 car and still be fast, but the Cobra was made to go sideways, so I'm really looking forward to it."