Giedo van der Garde information & statistics

Giedo van der Garde
NameGiedo van der Garde
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
Place of BirthRhenen
Date of BirthApr 25th 1985 - 32 years old
First RaceMar 24th 2013 Malaysian F1 GP result
Last RaceNov 24th 2013 Brazilian F1 GP result
Best Qualifying14th - Aug 25th 2013 Belgian F1 GP result
Best Result14th - Jul 28th 2013 Hungarian F1 GP result

Van der Garde F1 statistics:

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Giedo van der Garde Biography

Giedo van der Garde  driving the Caterham CT03 (2013)

Giedo van der Garde driving the Caterham CT03 (2013)

It has been a long time coming but finally Dutchman Giedo van der Garde has arrived in Formula One. The Caterham driver has been impressing in junior formulas, including GP2, for years but without the sponsorship that modern F1 requires, van der Garde had become a forgotten man. However, with the financial muscle behind him now, he finds his big chance.

The 27 year-old has been on the fringes of breaking into the sport for several years. In 2007 he was signed as Super Aguri’s reserve driver, but then just a couple of months later he was announced as reserve driver by Spyker. Van der Garde should have been testing in Australia, but was unable to gain the required super licence, and after a lengthy contract dispute involving Super Aguri, he finally arrived at testing for Spyker at Silverstone circuit.

After a couple of years away from Formula One, in which he became Formula Renault champion, Van Der Garde arrived in GP2 where he would go on to race for four seasons and win five races. Prior to the 2011 season he was hotly tipped to join the Virgin racing team, but lost out to Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio. A year later he was announced as Caterham reserve driver, and has this season stepped up into a race seat replacing the vastly more experienced Heikki Kovalainen.

Van der Garde is the latest of several pay-drivers to occupy the back of the grid, but he is unlikely to disgrace himself. However, nor is he likely to shine.

Championship Results

Giedo van der Garde F1 Championship Results

YearTeamEngineRaces1st2nd3rdPodiumsPolesLapsFastestAvg PtsPoints
2013 United Kingdom Caterham Renault190000094000.000

Teammate Comparison

Giedo van der Garde Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2013CaterhamCharles Pic1414000000712109