Caterham door shut on Petrov

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Russian F1 driver, Viatly Petrov (RIA Novosti / Mikhail Mokrushin)Caterham F1 has dropped Russian driver Vitaly Petrov and signed Dutchman Giedo van der Garde for the remaining spot on the team for the 2013 season. ­According De Telegraaf newspaper paper, the official announcement on the deal will be made on Friday. 27-year old Van der Garde was Caterham’s reserve driver last season and also compete in the GP2 series where he finished six overall. The Dutchman will be joining Charles Pic in the Malaysian team, who was also recruited from Marussia this winter. This means Petrov, whose 11th place finish in the final race in Brazil bagged the much-desired 10th place in the Constructors Cup, is out of the team. The Russian driver’s manager, Oksana Kosachenko, perilously, named Caterham as the primary option to prolong the Formula 1 career for her client.  But now she has to search for other solutions – and do it fast as the new season starts on March 17. The only two teams still with vacant driver spots are Force India and Marussia.­

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Caterham door shut on Petrov

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