Frijns plays down Caterham speculation
14 January 2014 – Robin Frijns has reiterated to GPUpdate.net that his plans for the 2014 season are yet to be confirmed, following reports in the Dutch media that he is on the brink of being named as Caterham's reserve driver.
The 22-year-old, who won the Formula Renault 3.5 title in 2012, held the backup role with Sauber last year, but departed in September after the Hinwil-based outfit opted against taking up the option they had on him.
According to Dutch newspaper Dagblad De Limburger, Frijns is now set to join Caterham, with Kamui Kobayashi and long-time GP2 racer Marcus Ericsson being named as the main candidates for the full-time seats.
But speaking to GPUpdate.net on Tuesday afternoon, Frijns made clear that his programme has not been determined, explaining: "I am aware of the rumours that have been going around, but still I know nothing.
"We are still working on plans for 2014. We are working on Formula 1, of course, but the rest is unknown."
Frijns, who was able to confirm that discussions have taken place with Caterham about a potential driver role, added: "I hope [for clarity over my future] as soon as possible. Right now nothing is certain."
Caterham is edging ever closer to naming its 2014 line-up, with a team spokesman informing GPUpdate.net last week that an announcement will be made ahead of the opening pre-season test at the Circuito de Jerez.