Caterham pick Kobayashi, Ericsson for 2014 season

Formula One team Caterham have opted for an all new line-up by including Japanese Kamui Kobayashi and Swede Marcus Ericsson as their new drivers for the 2014 season.

updated: January 21, 2014 19:31 IST
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Leafield (England): Japanese Kamui Kobayashi and Swede Marcus Ericsson will drive for Caterham in the 2014 Formula 1 season. The team has opted for an all new line-up by leaving out Dutchman Giedo van der Garde and French driver Charles Pic.

Kobayashi joins the Britain-based team after one season out of F1, rejoining the sport as it heads towards a new era with all-new rules for the season ahead. He will partner rookie Ericsson, who did four seasons of GP2 from 2010-2013. Alexander Rossi has been named as a reserve for another season.

Team boss Cyril Abiteboul said Tuesday: "I'm delighted that we've been able to bring Kamui back. He is a very popular driver and it's very good for the whole team we've been able to attract such an exciting driver to join us at a critical point in our development. His pace speaks for itself, and his extensive experience of developing cars, particularly in his years with Toyota, will be incredibly important for us as we tackle one of the most challenging seasons F1 has ever embarked upon.

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