8th July, 2014 (F1Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Caterham have launched a new Development Driver Program and confirmed Nathanael Berthon as one of its drivers.
The programme is designed to give ‘up-and-coming racing drivers the opportunity to embed themselves in Caterham F1 Team’s on and off-track operations’ and prepare them for Formula One.
Berthon is a race winning GP2 driver who took part in the Abu Dhabi young driver test for HRT in 2011.The Frenchman is currently 25th in the GP2 series racing for Venezuela GP Lazarus.
Caterham’s new CEO Christijan Albers said Berthon’s previous F1 experience would help him settle into the team.
“We are very pleased to welcome Nathanaël into our Development Driver Program. He is an exciting young talent with a proven track record in the feeder series for F1 and as he already has F1 experience he fits very neatly into our team.” he said.
“We will work closely with him to help him reach his full potential and are all excited about seeing him continue to grow as a driver, in and out of the cockpit.”