Sunday, 8 March 2015

Court hears how Van Der Garde's lack of training in the C34 would result in an unacceptable risk of death to support staff and other drivers

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

The Sauber F1 Team through their lawyer have stated that putting Giedo Van Der Garde in the C34 would put other drivers and support staff at an ‘unacceptable’ risk of death due to the fact that the Dutch driver is not trained or fitted for the current car.

Van Der Garde has taken legal action against the team ahead of the Australian Grand Prix next weekend as he believes that he has a valid contract in place to race for the team this season.

Rodney Garratt who is representing the Sauber F1 Team in the Australian court case has stated that with under a week to go until the opening practice session at the Albert Park Melbourne circuit that there is not sufficient time in which to train Van Der Garde to drive the car.

The Guardian Newspaper reported that both Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr who as it currently stands will be racing for the team on Sunday were in court on Monday to hear statements from both sides. It remains unclear when Justice Clyde will render a verdict on the matter.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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