Van der Garde gets race seat with Sauber as court decides in his favour

Giedo van der Garde has won his arbitration case in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The case concerned the enforcement of a judgement against Sauber that was made in the arbitration court in Geneva last week, so as such the Australian proceedings did not cover the rights and wrongs of the contract and so on.

In essence the judge dismissed Sauber's arguments about safety as not relevant to the case.

"I'm very fit and very strong," said the Dutchman. "I'm looking forward to going back to the team and we'll work hard to do our best for this weekend.

"I'm the fittest ever, I've been training the last three months flat out, and I'm looking forward to going back to the team.

"I had a very good relationship, I still have a very good relation with the team. I'm looking forward to racing this weekend."

Regarding the other drivers he said: "It's up to them what they are going to do, and up to the team. It's not my thing.

"I'm happy that we won the case, and that we stand here. Now I'm looking forward to getting back to business."

Sauber has decided to appeal, which will be heard in a couple of hours.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giedo van der Garde
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Tags sauber f1 team