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Van der Garde joins Sauber as test driver

January 21, 2014

ZURICH (AP) — Sauber has announced Giedo van der Garde has joined the Formula One team as a test and reserve driver.

The 28-year-old will drive during some Friday practice sessions and “several tests” this year.

On Tuesday, Van der Garde says “I consider this an important step in my career ... I want to show the team and everybody else what I am capable of and that I deserve a race seat with the Sauber F1 Team in 2015.”

The Dutchman made his debut in F1 with Caterham last season, achieving a top finish of 14th in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says “Giedo has the right attitude to take the next step forward.”

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