Van der Garde wins case against Sauber

By on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Sauber F1 Team

Sauber F1 Team

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 that his "application was successful and will be enforced."

Lawyers acting on behalf of Van der Garde said that he was willing to race this weekend and hoping to meet with the team for a seat fitting.

Van der Garde raced for Caterham in 2013 before moving to a reserve role with Sauber in 2014.

Van der Garde has stayed in training across the winter and tested a GP2 car in order to maintain his fitness levels.

Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr were the team's nominated drivers for 2015.

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