Frijns to replace Kobayashi in FP1 for Caterham

Robin Frijns

Robin Frijns

Caterham Reserve Driver Robin Frijns will be on duty in FP1 at Silverstone this weekend, in place of the team’s regular driver Kamui Kobayashi.

Frijns said of his second opportunity in the cockpit of the CT05, “I’m back in the 2014 car for the first time since Bahrain and excited about getting back in the cockpit and helping us make some progress again, and seeing how the car has developed since early April.”

The highly rated Dutchman was on FP1 duty last time in Bahrain and more recently as part of the Caterham roadshow team in Russia.

“I was in our 2010 car a couple of weeks ago at the City Racing event in Kazan, Russia, and that was cool, but the real work is in the current season car in an official session and that’s what Friday morning is all about,” said Frijns.

Caterham have been glued to the back end of the field this season, a fact that Frijns is aware of, “The last few races have obviously been pretty tough for the team, but we clearly made some progress in Austria and we think we can do the same again at Silverstone, a track where we should see more from the setups we ran on Saturday and Sunday at the Red Bull Ring.”

“Hopefully the weather will be good, not something that you can ever guarantee in England, but with us being able to use two sets of tyres in FP1 sunshine will help us get the most out of the session, for me and the whole team,” added Frijns. (GP247)