Andre Lotterer to Drive for Caterham at Belgian Grand Prix

Andre Lotterer, who is a three-time Le Mans winner, has replaced Japan's Kamui Kobayashi for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix. Kobayashi will still remain part of the team.

Updated: August 21, 2014 14:49 IST
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Spa, Belgium: Three-time Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will drive for Caterham at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Japan's Kamui Kobayashi, the team announced on Wednesday. (Read: Bottas Confident of Exploiting Rosberg, Hamilton Duel)

Germany's Lotterer, 32, is "one of the most experienced drivers racing under mixed conditions", Caterham said, and the weather forecast for the Spa-Francorchamps circuit at the weekend is changeable.

Kobayashi will still remain part of the team. (Also Read: Rivalry With Nico 'Like Poker', Says Hamilton)

Born in Duisburg, Lotterer moved to Belgium when he was only two and grew up around 150km from Spa-Francorchamps.

"I am delighted to be given the opportunity to take part in a Formula One race weekend - I want to thank Caterham F1 Team for this chance," Lotterer said.

"I'm ready for this challenge and I cannot wait to jump in the car and make the most out of the weekend ahead." (Related: Max Verstappen Set to Become Youngest F1 Driver)

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