Giedo van der Garde

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Giedo van der Garde
Giedo van der Garde.jpg
Van der Garde at the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix.
Born (1985-04-25) April 25, 1985 (age 29)
Rhenen, Netherlands
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality  Dutch
Active years 2013
Teams Caterham
Races 19 (19 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 2013 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix
2013 position 22nd (0 pts)
Giedo van der Garde
Previous series
200912
2008–092011
200708
200406
2003
2003
GP2 Series
GP2 Asia Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Three Euroseries
Formula Renault 2000 Masters
Formula Renault 2000 Netherlands
Championship titles
2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Van der Garde driving for P1 Motorsport at the Silverstone round of the 2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season.
Van der Garde driving for iSport International at the Nürburgring round of the 2009 GP2 Series season.
Van der Garde driving for Barwa Addax at the Silverstone round of the 2011 GP2 Series season.
This is a Dutch name; the family name is van der Garde, not Garde.

Giedo van der Garde (born April 25, 1985 in Rhenen, Netherlands) is a Dutch racing driver. He is currently a test and reserve driver for Sauber.[1]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Van der Garde has a successful karting career, winning the Dutch championship in 1998. In Super A he was best rookie in 2001 and world champion in 2002.[2]

Formula Renault[edit]

The following year he joined the Formula Renault 2000 Championship and finished sixth, driving for Dutch team Van Amersfoort Racing. On the strength of his performance he became part of the Renault F1 Driver Development programme.[2]

Formula Three[edit]

He joined the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2004 with Signature-Plus but after finishing the year ninth he was dropped by Renault Driver Development. A move to Team Rosberg for 2005 yielded another ninth in the series.[2]

For 2006 he joined the ASM team, which had dominated the season in 2005 with Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil. The team claimed the top two places in the championship once more in 2006 – but it was van der Garde's team mates Paul di Resta and Sebastian Vettel who topped the leader board. The Dutchman ended the year sixth with a single victory.[2] During the year he was easily in the top four fastest drivers, but bad luck and mechanical problems, like not even starting the Bugatti Circuit race from pole because he broke down on the warm-up lap for the race, prevented him from making the mark in figures rather than 'what if's'.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

On December 17, 2006 van der Garde also announced that he would drive in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series for Victory Engineering, a team that works together with Carlin Motorsport, causing him to say he will work together again with Sebastian Vettel, his ASM teammate.

Van der Garde driving for Victory Engineering at the Donington Park round of the 2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season.

Van der Garde had podium positions in mind for the season, but even though he was the most consistent driver, always around 6th or 5th, he didn't win nor reach the podium. He finished the season 6th, 3rd in the Rookie of the year standings. He received several offers for tests in GP2, from teams like DAMS and Arden International. During his first tests, he impressed.

He eventually signed with P1 Motorsport to compete in the 2008 season.

In the first race of the 2008 FR3.5 season in Monza, Giedo managed to qualify on pole for the feature race. Due to regulations, he started 8th in the sprint race because of the reverse grid order in the sprint race. He came through the field to clinch victory in the sprint race, and easily converted his pole position into a victory in the feature race to show his fine form in the start of the season.

In the second race at Spa, he narrowly missed out on pole by 0.033 seconds after previously topping the tables at all practice sessions. In the sprint race, Julien Jousse collided into him forcing Giedo into retiring from the race. Having qualified second for the feature race, he lost a position at the start. He immediately overtook Mikhail Aleshin on the first lap to regain his position, and later overtook Marco Bonanomi for the lead which he held to the checkered flag.

After this strong start to the season, van der Garde was never headed in the championship and duly won it with two races remaining.[3]

GP2 Series[edit]

Van der Garde signed to drive for the iSport International team in the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season, and in the 2009 GP2 Series season.[4] At the Hungaroring, he took his first victory, in the sprint race. He added two more wins before the end of the season en route to seventh in the championship standings.

He had not been due to compete in the 2009–10 GP2 Asia season, but competed in the second round for Barwa Addax. He drove for the same team in the 2010 GP2 Series season, equalling his seventh place in the drivers' championship, whilst team-mate Sergio Pérez was runner-up.[5]

Van der Garde remained with Barwa Addax for the 2011 GP2 Asia Series season, with Charles Pic replacing the Formula One-bound Pérez as his team-mate. He finished third in the championship, behind Romain Grosjean and Jules Bianchi, and led the main series after two rounds despite not winning a race. He did, however, take his first series pole position and fastest lap at Catalunya. He originally took pole position for the Monaco round as well, but was then penalised for an incident in qualifying. He took no points from the weekend and lost his championship lead to Grosjean, who eventually secured the title with one round of the series remaining. He held second place in the championship until the last round of the season at Monza, where he had a disastrous weekend and slipped back to fifth in the standings, behind Luca Filippi, Bianchi and Pic.

As part of his deal to become the Caterham Formula One team's reserve driver, van der Garde joined the marque's GP2 team for the 2012 season, alongside Rodolfo González. He returned to the winner's circle with race victories at Catalunya and Singapore, but again was not consistent enough to mount a championship challenge, finishing sixth in the points standings.

Formula One[edit]

2006 saw van der Garde being brought into the McLaren Young Drivers Programme.

On December 15, 2006 van der Garde was confirmed as the Super Aguri Formula One team's test and reserve driver for the 2007 season.[6]

Van der Garde drove for Caterham in free practice for the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix.

On February 1, 2007 van der Garde was unexpectedly announced by Spyker F1 as the team's test and reserve driver.[7] On February 2, 2007 Super Aguri confirmed their belief their existing contract with van der Garde was still in force, stating "Super Aguri F1 Team has a valid contract with Giedo van der Garde to drive for the team in the position of Friday and Test Driver for the 2007 FIA Formula One World Championship. The contract was submitted by the SAF1 Team to the Contracts Recognition Board on 23rd January 2007."[8] However, on June 20, 2007 van der Garde tested at Silverstone with Spyker, indicating the contract dispute has been resolved.[9] Spyker originally intended van der Garde to be the team's Friday driver at the Australian Grand Prix, but he failed to obtain the necessary superlicence from the FIA in time.[2]

Van der Garde was a candidate to race in Formula One for Virgin in 2011, but that seat eventually went to Belgian Jérôme d'Ambrosio.

Caterham (2013)[edit]

Van der Garde at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix.

On February 4, 2012, it was announced that van der Garde would be Reserve Driver for Caterham F1 for the 2012 Formula One season.[10] Van der Garde's first Friday practice session came at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix; he went onto complete 6 Friday practice sessions throughout the 2012 season.

On February 1, 2013, van der Garde's management announced that he would drive for Caterham as their second driver for the 2013 Formula One season, next to Charles Pic. Van der Garde finished his first Formula One race with an 18th place at the 2013 Australian Grand Prix.

At the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, van der Garde achieved Caterham's highest ever qualifying place with a P15, this was also the first time that a Caterham made it to Q2 in the 2013 season. Van der Garde equalled his career best 15th during the race despite an early collision with Williams F1 driver Pastor Maldonado. He later improved on this performance by finishing 14th during the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, ahead of his teammate Pic as well as Marussia drivers Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton.

He then bested his previous best qualifying position at the 2013 Belgian Grand Prix by qualifying 14th after electing to go on slicks on a continuously drying track, having finished the Q1 session in 3rd place after adopting a similar strategy. But despite a good start that saw him remain in touch with the more established teams for the first few laps, he was unable to improve upon his grid position and finished 16th, a lap down on the leaders.

Sauber (2014)[edit]

On 21 January 2014, it was announced that van der Garde had joined Sauber as a reserve driver for the 2014 season.[1]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2003 Formula Renault 2000 Masters Van Amersfoort Racing 6 0 2 0 3 72 6th
Dutch Formula Renault Championship  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 69 4th
Zandvoort Masters Championship  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 2nd
2004 Formula 3 Euro Series Opel Team Signature-Plus 20 0 0 0 2 37 9th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 13th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 15th
Bahrain Superprix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 15th
2005 Formula 3 Euro Series Team Rosberg 20 0 1 1 2 34 9th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
2006 Formula 3 Euro Series ASM Formule 3 20 1 2 0 4 37 6th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 1 1 1 N/A 2nd
2007 Formula One Spyker F1 Test driver
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Victory Engineering 17 0 0 0 0 67 6th
2008 Formula One Force India Test driver
Formula Renault 3.5 Series P1 Motorsport 15 5 2 3 8 137 1st
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series GFH Team iSport 10 1 0 0 0 11 12th
2009 GP2 Series iSport International 20 3 0 0 3 34 7th
2009–10 GP2 Asia Series Barwa Addax Team 2 0 0 0 0 0 34th
2010 GP2 Series Barwa Addax Team 20 0 0 0 4 39 7th
2011 GP2 Asia Series Barwa Addax Team 4 0 0 0 2 16 3rd
GP2 Series Barwa Addax Team 18 0 1 1 5 49 5th
2012 Formula One Caterham F1 Team Test driver
GP2 Series Caterham Racing 24 2 2 2 6 160 6th
2013 Formula One Caterham F1 Team 19 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
2014 Formula One Sauber F1 Team Test driver


Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2004 Opel Team Signature-Plus Dallara F302/018 Spiess-Opel HOC1
1

9
HOC1
2

4
EST
1

16
EST
2

6
ADR
1

3
ADR
1

6
PAU
1

12
PAU
2

Ret
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
1

12
MAG
1

18
MAG
2

7
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

12
ZAN
1

4
ZAN
2

8
BRN
1

5
BRN
2

3
HOC2
1

12
HOC2
2

22
9th 37
2005 Team Rosberg Dallara F305/039 Spiess-Opel HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

4
PAU
1

6
PAU
2

15
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

17
MON
1

11
MON
2

Ret
OSC
1

17
OSC
2

6
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

Ret
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

5
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

3
LAU
1

2
LAU
2

6
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

13
9th 34
2006 ASM Formule 3 Dallara F306/012 Mercedes HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

7
LAU
1

12
LAU
2

9
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

11
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

19
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

1
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

11
ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

5
CAT
1

16
CAT
2

8
LMS
1

DNS
LMS
2

12
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

2
6th 37

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2007 Victory Engineering MNZ
1

19
MNZ
2

12
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

19
MON
1

5
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

6
SPA
1

6
SPA
2

5
DON
1

21
DON
2

12
MAG
1

5
MAG
2

6
EST
1

4
EST
2

4
CAT
1

6
CAT
2

Ret
6th 67
2008 P1 Motorsport MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

1
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

1
MON
1

2
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

2
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

21
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

7
LMS
1

DNS
LMS
2

1
EST
1

8
EST
2

8
CAT
1

DNS
CAT
2

Ret
1st 137

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2009 iSport International ESP
FEA

7
ESP
SPR

4
MON
FEA

NC
MON
SPR

11
TUR
FEA

15
TUR
SPR

13
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

13
GER
FEA

12
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

7
HUN
SPR

1
VAL
FEA

14
VAL
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

6
BEL
SPR

1
ITA
FEA

1
ITA
SPR

6
POR
FEA

Ret
POR
SPR

6
7th 34
2010 Barwa Addax Team ESP
FEA

20
ESP
SPR

9
MON
FEA

6
MON
SPR

2
TUR
FEA

4
TUR
SPR

3
VAL
FEA

4
VAL
SPR

2
GBR
FEA

9
GBR
SPR

7
GER
FEA

12
GER
SPR

9
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

4
BEL
FEA

9
BEL
SPR

2
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

Ret
ABU
FEA

Ret
ABU
SPR

19
7th 39
2011 Barwa Addax Team TUR
FEA

4
TUR
SPR

2
ESP
FEA

2
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

9
VAL
FEA

2
VAL
SPR

3
GBR
FEA

8
GBR
SPR

3
GER
FEA

6
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

4
HUN
SPR

4
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

20
ITA
FEA

21
ITA
SPR

13
5th 49
2012 Caterham Racing MYS
FEA

9
MYS
SPR

4
BHR1
FEA

Ret
BHR1
SPR

9
BHR2
FEA

3
BHR2
SPR

19
ESP
FEA

1
ESP
SPR

6
MON
FEA

3
MON
SPR

3
VAL
FEA

11
VAL
SPR

6
GBR
FEA

8
GBR
SPR

21
GER
FEA

5
GER
SPR

2
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

10
BEL
FEA

5
BEL
SPR

21
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

10
SGP
FEA

8
SGP
SPR

1
6th 160

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008–09 GFH Team iSport CHN
FEA

10
CHN
SPR

DNS
DUB
FEA

4
DUB
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA

7
BHR1
SPR

14
QAT
FEA

12
QAT
SPR

8
MYS
FEA

14
MYS
SPR

10
BHR2
FEA

5
BHR2
SPR

7
12th 11
2009–10 Barwa Addax Team ABU1
FEA

ABU1
SPR

ABU2
FEA

Ret
ABU2
SPR

19
BHR1
FEA

BHR1
SPR

BHR2
FEA

BHR2
SPR

34th 0
2011 Barwa Addax Team ABU
FEA

5
ABU
SPR

23
ITA
FEA

2
ITA
SPR

3
3rd 16

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicates fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2012 Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT01 Renault RS27-2012 2.4 V8 AUS MAL CHN
TD
BHR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN
TD
KOR
TD
IND
TD
ABU
TD
USA BRA
TD
 –  –
2013 Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 2.4 V8 AUS
18
MAL
15
CHN
18
BHR
21
ESP
Ret
MON
15
CAN
Ret
GBR
18
GER
18
HUN
14
BEL
16
ITA
18
SIN
16
KOR
15
JPN
Ret
IND
Ret
ABU
18
USA
19
BRA
18
22nd 0
2014 Sauber F1 Team Sauber C33 Ferrari 059/3 1.6 V6 t AUS
MAL
BHR
TD
CHN
TD
ESP
TD
MON
CAN
AUT
GBR
TD
GER
TD
HUN
BEL
TD
ITA
TD
SIN
JPN
RUS
USA
BRA
ABU
–* –*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elizalde, Pablo (21 January 2014). "Giedo van der Garde joins Sauber as 2014 Formula 1 reserve driver". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Who's Who: Giedo van der Garde". F1Fanatic.co.uk. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-21. 
  3. ^ "Van der Garde clinches title". autosport.com. 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Van der Garde joins iSport for Asia Series". GPUpdate.net. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  5. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (2009-11-18). "Van der Garde joins Addax for 2010". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  6. ^ "Super Aguri names Van der Garde". Grandprix.com. 2006-12-15. Retrieved 2006-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Van der Garde leaves Aguri for Spyker". Autosport.com. 2007-02-01. Retrieved 2007-02-01. 
  8. ^ "Super Aguri confirm van der Garde contract". Formula1.com. 2007-02-02. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-02-02. 
  9. ^ "An interesting tester at Spyker". grandprix.com. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  10. ^ "Giedo Van Der Garde confirmed as Reserve Driver". Caterham F1. 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 

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Formula Renault 3.5 Series
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