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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sauber draws line under court case

Sauber had draw a line under the court case involving former driver Giedo van der Garde but attacked the Dutchman for his comments earlier on Wednesday. Van der Garde announced that he and Sauber had terminated his 2015 contract by mutual consent and also revealed that he had been disappointed by the manner in which the team had handled the situation. While eager to present their satisfaction in the resolution of the court case, Sauber criticised van der Garde for his comments. "Many of you […]

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Van der Garde reaches settlement with Sauber

Giedo van der Garde has confirmed that his contract with Sauber has been cancelled by mutual consent after the parties agreed a settlement deal. Van der Garde had taken Sauber to court ahead of the Australian Grand Prix and judges ruled in his favour that he held a valid 2015 race contract. But Sauber denied him the right to race and after lengthy talks van der Garde says a deal has been reached, though he criticised the behaviour of the Swiss squad. "We have reached […]

Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2015

Van der Garde and Sauber reach agreement

Giedo van der Garde and Sauber have reached an agreement which will see the Dutchman give up his legal rights to a race seat in Australia. Van der Garde and Sauber have bee embroiled in a series of court cases, with the legal system so far siding with van der Garde. But after extensive talks on Friday night, the parties confirmed that a deal had been struck. "With respect to the interest of motorsport, and F1 in particular, I have decided to give up my […]

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015

Sauber case to continue on Saturday

The court hearing between Giedo van der Garde and Sauber will continue on Saturday morning, with the judge urging both parties to talk to each other. Van der Garde was present in the Albert Park paddock on Friday morning and donned Marcus Ericsson’s overalls to undertake a seat fitting in the C34. Neither Ericsson nor Felipe Nasr participated in the first practice session but they did join the action in the second session. The court hearing resumed on Friday morning, with Van der Garde’s lawyers […]

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sauber to appeal Van der Garde decision

Sauber is appealing the decision of the Victorian Supreme Court to enforce Giedo van der Garde's successful application for a race seat. Van der Garde took the squad to court amid claims that he held a valid contract for 2015. After a Swiss tribunal ruled in his favour last week, the court in Melbourne also sided with the Dutch driver. Sauber's appeal began late on Wednesday afternoon and will continue on Thursday. "We are disappointed with this decision and now need to take time to […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Van der Garde wins case against Sauber

Giedo van der Garde has won his legal battle against Sauber after the judge at the Victorian Supreme Court ruled in his favour. Van der Garde took the squad to court ahead of this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, claiming that he held a valid contract to race in 2015. A Swiss tribunal backed Van der Garde's case last week. The hearing was held on Monday and during a 10 minute session on Wednesday morning in Melbourne, Justice Croft ruled in Van der Garde's favour, saying […]

Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015

Sauber/Van der Garde decision due on Wednesday

A decision on the legal dispute between Giedo van der Garde and Sauber is expected to be handed down by the Victorian Supreme Court on Wednesday morning. Van der Garde has launched legal action against Sauber as he claims he holds a valid 2015 race contract. Van der Garde won an arbitration ruling in Switzerland last week and the Dutch driver is now trying to uphold the decision in Australia, where this weekend's season-opening Grand Prix is taking place. According to 7News, Lawyers acting on […]

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Van der Garde to take action against Sauber

Giedo van der Garde is set to take legal action against Sauber, claiming that he was unfairly dismissed from the Swiss outfit. Van der Garde switched from a race seat with Caterham to a reserve role at Sauber for 2014, where he participated in free practice sessions with a view to a race seat for 2015. Van der Garde believes that he holds a valid contract to race for the team this season, but that Sauber reneged on the agreement and opted to sign Felipe […]

Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014

Van der Garde gets Hockenheim outing

Sauber reserve driver Giedo van der Garde will return to the cockpit of the C33 for the first practice session at this weekend's German Grand Prix. Van der Garde last drove the car at the post-race test at Silverstone, although his day ended prematurely when he lost control and suffered a sizeable impact with the barriers. "For me it will be the first time running in an F1 car in Hockenheim," he said. "As the track is fairly close to Holland, I hope to see […]

Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014

Van der Garde to test for Sauber

Giedo van der Garde will return to the Sauber C33 cockpit at this weekend's British Grand Prix. Van der Garde, who participated in practice sessions in Bahrain, China and Spain, will replace Adrian Sutil in the first 90 minutes of running on Friday. Sauber has also confirmed that Sutil will drive on the first day of next week's test at Silverstone before handing over to Van der Garde for the second day. "It has been a while since I was in the car," he said. […]

Posted on Friday, May 16, 2014

Van der Garde to enter Goodwood Revival

Sauber reserve driver Giedo van der Garde is to make his Goodwood Revival debut later this season. Van der Garde, who raced for Caterham in Formula 1 last year, will share an AC Cobra with regular Revival runner David Hart during the RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration Race in September. "I’ve heard so much about the Goodwood Revival from friends and fellow racing drivers, but never been able to make it myself," said the Dutch racer, who tested the Sauber C33 earlier this week. "So to […]

Posted on Friday, May 9, 2014

Sauber sure of improvements despite woes

Sauber say they are making progress with the lighter C33 despite their Friday practice sessions in Spain being disrupted by issues. Adrian Sutil had a few problems but reserve Giedo van der Garde came off worse when his car suffered a brake failure into the first corner. The Dutchman managed to keep the car out of the wall but had to take evasive action through the gravel trap. Sutil ended the day in 13th place and expressed satisfaction with the potential of the C33. "We […]