Haryanto joins Caterham Racing for 2014

Haryanto joins Caterham Racing for 2014

21 January 2014 – Caterham has signed Rio Haryanto to partner Alexander Rossi for the upcoming GP2 campaign.

Haryanto, 20, made his series debut with Carlin in 2012, before making the switch to Addax. During his second season, the Indonesian notched up his maiden podium finish during the Sprint Race at Silverstone.

"It is a great feeling to sign with Caterham Racing," explained Haryanto. "After such a successful post season test with the team in Abu Dhabi and the possible Formula 1 opportunities, this was the obvious choice for me.

"The team atmosphere immediately filled me with confidence and I am sure that this new chapter, with a new team is going to bring success."

Rossi, whose Formula 1 reserve duties with Caterham have also been extended, made his GP2 debut in the Asia series back in 2009, but 2014 will mark his first full term in the category after a spell in Formula Renault 3.5.

Last season, he replaced Ma Qing Hua from the second round, going on to take a maiden win in Abu Dhabi.

"I am pleased to be back with Caterham Racing for 2014, fighting for a GP2 Championship," said Rossi.

"My 2013 programme had some changes which meant I missed the pre-season tests and a couple of the early GP2 races, however, the team and I made some big progress and by Abu Dhabi we were definitely one of the cars to beat. This continued in the post-season tests and I'm quite confident about the pace in 2014.

"We have a fantastic chance to win the GP2 title, while the F1 team achieves its goals of moving forward."

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