Van der Garde backer denies eyeing shares in Force India 2 December, 2013 Marcel Boekhoorn with Giedo van der Garde Giedo van der Garde’s wealthy father-in-law has denied that he is considering buying into a Formula 1 team. In recent weeks, the Dutch billionaire and businessman Marcel Boekhoorn, who sponsors van der Garde’s Caterham race seat via the McGregor brand, was linked with buying stakes in the Williams or Force India teams. “The reports are false,” van der Garde’s management insisted in a Dutch-language media statement. “A Formula 1 team does not fit the investment profile of Boekhoorn M+A, the investment vehicle of Marcel Boekhoorn,” it insisted. The statement also insisted that even a “minority stake” in a Formula 1 team would “not guarantee a cockpit” for van der Garde, since they “are two different projects”. As for van der Garde’s future, his management said that 2013 was a “very strong debut” for the Dutch racer, adding that “constructive discussions” are taking place not only with Caterham, but also “a number” of other teams regarding 2014. “The outcome of these talks is currently completely open,” the statement concluded. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsPlenty to talk about as Formula 1 takes a breakFerrari deny that Pat Fry has been firedEcclestone offers €25 million to settle bribery caseEcclestone: We do not need FlavioCaterham to sue former staff for damagesF1 to look at rules to stop negativity says EcclestoneVilleneuve has fun making headlinesMercedes: We will not punish LewisAlan Jones: No doubting Ricciardo nowMercedes rethink team orders after Hungary fiasco chefpickykid.com It’s always easier to resolve things now before situations get worse and you breakup. This isn’t a job interview, bbut you should at least have taken a shower, made yourself presentable and added a few special touches, like a small bit of cologne or a special necklace. Your ex most likely loves you as a person, so when you agree to be “just friends,” it’s an excellent resolution for him or her.