Dillmann in at Caterham after Rossi exit
16 July 2014 – Tom Dillmann will join EQ8 Caterham Racing for rounds six and seven of the 2014 GP2 Series, replacing Alexander Rossi, it has been confirmed.
Dillmann gets the call-up for Germany and Hungary after Rossi parted company with the Caterham Formula 1 and GP2 teams with immediate effect today.
Dillmann, who raced full time in GP2 in 2012 and 2013, winning in Bahrain and finishing on the podium in Britain and Italy, has taken in only one round this year, when he competed with Arden in Spain, subbing for the injured André Negrão.
"I am really happy to be back in the GP2 Series with EQ8 Caterham Racing," said the Frenchman, who will now link up with Rio Haryanto. "Driving for a successful team means that we should be able to achieve good results together and I hope that these two race weekends will help me find a GP2 seat for the rest of the season.
"Hockenheim is the closest circuit to my house and I consider it my home race, I have spent many hours driving the track in various categories and had several wins there. This weekend I hope to be straight on the pace, fighting for the top step of the podium and making a good impression on my new team."
Mia Sharizman, Team Principal, added: "We wish Alexander all the best for the future, but now welcome Tom to our team and have confidence that he can help us gain top results and boost our championship position."
"There has been a lot of well publicised change at Caterham during the last few weeks, but we are very pleased to remain part of Caterham Group, alongside Caterham Moto Racing Team and fly the Caterham motorsport flag in our respective Series," he continued.
"Every single EQ8 Caterham Racing team member has put in a huge effort this season and I would like to thank them for their hard work and continued dedication to the team."