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Van der Garde to combine F1 with GP2

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Feb.27 (GMM) Giedo van der Garde will combine his new F1 reserve role with another season in the GP2 series this year.

Giedo van der Garde, Caterham F1 Team
Giedo van der Garde, Caterham F1 Team

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The 26-year-old Dutchman, who has raced in the F1 feeder category in the last few years, will be Caterham's reserve driver this year and appear in Friday morning practice sessions on a number of occasions.

According to a report in De Telegraaf newspaper, it has now emerged that van der Garde will race for Caterham's GP2 team as well.

"The agreement will be announced officially on Monday," said the Dutch report.

Van der Garde commented: "I want to stay sharp by being with Caterham Racing (GP2 team).

I just wanted to keep up some racing

Giedo van der Garde

"I am very happy with my role as reserve driver, but when you're on the road for the whole year with the F1 team and do only a fair number of Friday practices, then you would miss your rhythm.

"I just wanted to keep up some racing.

"I will be involved in everything with the F1 team and at every race, but when I need to race, then my full focus will be on GP2," he added.

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