F1 Fansite

F1 News

Pic: Caterham exit was a surprise

Posted on by with 0 Comments
Pic: Caterham exit was a surprise

Marcus Ericsson – Caterham CT05

Charles Pic has admitted being dropped by Caterham ahead of the 2014 season was “a surprise”.

In the wake of the blow, the Frenchman will try to put his race aspirations back on track for 2015 by testing this year for the Lotus team.

“I’ll have days of private testing as well as free practice sessions,” he told the French-language F1i.

“All I can say is it will be a good number of Fridays and the right number of test days. I’ll let the team say more but I think it is a very good programme for me.”

Pic, 24, admitted it was a challenge to put the Lotus programme together after being told his services were no longer required at Caterham.

“Their (Caterham’s) decision was taken very late, and I still had a contract running for 2014. So it was difficult to bounce back from that,” he said.

“So, yes, it was a surprise.

“On the other hand, I am very happy to have found this solution with Lotus. It was important to find a third driver role that allowed me to drive a lot, and this is the case with Lotus, a super team. I am very happy,” he said.

Pic admitted however that his real ambition is to return to the grid in 2015.

“Of course,” he said, “but I think we should do everything in its time. When we approach the end of the summer, that will be the time to start looking around for 2015.”

Please share this F1 article & subscribe to our FREE F1 Newsletter

PinIt

Latest Caterham F1 News posts:

Find older posts on our F1 News page »

Free F1 Newsletter

Early Booking Discounts on F1 Tickets

Buy F1 tickets cheaper at F1-Fansite.com '14 & '15 Formula 1 Season Early Booking Discounts are:
F1 Grand Prix
Discount

Book F1 Tickets Italian F1 GP Italy
-14%
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets USA F1 GP USA Available Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Singapore F1 GP Singapore Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Spanish F1 GP Spain 2015 -20%
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Monaco F1 GP Monaco '15 Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Canadian F1 GP Canada '15 Available Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Austria F1 GP Austria '15 Available Book Now
Buy F1 MerchandiseBuy F1 Merchandise of your favourite driver or team.
Online Broker Compare